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   Undertoad  Friday Mar 21 03:06 PM

March 22, 2014: Turkey gets around Twitter ban by using Google's public DNS



These are the DNS settings that I've been using for the past few years. They work really well.

Quote:
After being implicated in a corruption scandal through recordings leaked via YouTube and other media sharing sites, Turkey's prime minister, Recep Erdoğan, has gone to great lengths to stem their spread online. Erdoğan vehemently denies the authenticity of the recordings, which purportedly reveal him telling his son to dispose of large sums of cash, and has alleged they are the work of Turkish cleric and political rival Fethullah Gulen. In the lead-up to local elections on March 30th, Erdoğan has stepped up his attempts to stop the recordings being spread with a nationwide ban of Twitter. However, it appears that, rather than the more complex system used to bar access to sites by countries like China, Turkey's Twitter ban was made possible by a simple DNS block, and citizens haven't taken long to circumvent it.

Everyone browsing the web uses DNS. It's a system that routes the domain name you type into your browser to the IP address of that site. Google provides a free DNS service that's open to all, and with knowledge of this some Turkish citizens have begun to spread the word that using Google DNS will avoid the Twitter ban. Graffiti has shown up bearing the Google DNS "8.8.8.8," and Twitter users have shared images showing the address with the hashtag #DirenTwitter.
Primary 8.8.8.8, secondary 8.8.4.4 and suddenly it's harder for your government to put one over on you.


Undertoad  Friday Mar 21 03:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Undertoad
This is the Internet, and we are in charge here. I promise you, that is true. The network is many protocols, and it will be many protocols. These protocols are here to serve us. When they don't, they will be discarded, overridden. Many have been discarded and overridden before. It's part of the whole point.
http://cellar.org/showthread.php?p=890389#post890389


xoxoxoBruce  Friday Mar 21 03:11 PM

Yabut, how do you circumvent your internet provider, who has a monopoly, from pinching your tube to a drip?



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