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[liberationtech] Cryptocat Censored in China

Philipp Winter identity.function at gmail.com
Sat Dec 22 07:52:06 PST 2012


On Sat, Dec 22, 2012 at 05:25:10PM +0200, Nadim Kobeissi wrote:
> Where are you testing from? According to GreatFire.org, both websites are being
> blocked via throttling. The same site also reported that crypto.cat (the main
> server) was censored on September 6, although this was luckily circumvented
> when we switched to a new IP on September 27.

I am testing from Beijing.

The definition of `throttling' for greatfire.org is somewhat arbitrary as they
say themselves [0]:

> 1. When accessed from the US, the download speed is at least 10 kilobytes per
> second, and 2. When accessed from China, the download speed is less than 5
> kilobytes per second

So I would not take this as evidence that China is blocking your web site.

Cheers,
Philipp

[0] https://en.greatfire.org/faq/what-does-throttling-mean



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