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[liberationtech] Yemen activists being selectively target to keep em offline

Moritz Bartl moritz at
Tue Mar 8 02:37:16 PST 2011


Bittorrent is an underestimated means to distribute Tor. I generate
Torrents that by default contain several HTTP mirrors as source:

Bittorrent uses DHT to find alternative peers, so every seeder is a
potentially unblocked source. Also, only a "magnet link" is required to
find seeders. For example, the magnet link for
tor-browser-1.3.20_en-US.exe is

On 08.03.2011 05:37, Yosem Companys wrote:
> I assume government is targeting and blocking specific Yemeni activist IP
> addresses from connecting online.  I recommended VPN eg Tor, but they can't
> access the Tor webpage, not even via other folks who have net access over
> there.  Seems to be blocked.  I suggested the gettor email but that doesn't
> seem to work either.  Any ideas?

Moritz Bartl

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