Friday, October 26, 2007

How To Visit Google BlogSpot In China

Most efforts(using proxy or editing hosts file, for example) to bypass The Wall can work, . I'm going to write 2 methods dedicated for blogspot.

The easier way is to use pkblogs, who provides accesss to blogs "blocked in India, Pakistan, Iran or China". But I think pkblogs itself may be blocked soon.

The more technical way (by Dance In The Dark) is to assign "*.blogspot.com" to an alternative IP address which is not banned yet, by configuring proxy settings of Firefox with following steps:

  1. Create a new text file and write the following codes
    function FindProxyForURL(url,host){
    if(dnsDomainIs(host, ".blogspot.com")){
    return "PROXY 72.14.219.190:80";
    }
    }


  2. Save it as C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\local\proxy.pac

  3. In Firefox, open Tools(menu)->Options(menu)->Advanced(tab)->Network(tab)->Connect, Settings(button)->Automatically Proxy Configuration URL(box), enter:


    file:///C:/Program%20Files/Mozilla%20Firefox/local/proxy.pac


  4. Say OK to close all dialogs. Now you can try someone.blogspot.com


Problems:


  1. The IP we used here 72.14.219.190 may be banned in the future, you will need to google for new solutions at that time.

  2. IE is also known to support auto proxy configuration, but I can't get it work. (via)

3 comments:

  1. The gladder extension of Firefox is an alternative

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  2. even i can visit someone's blog on blogspot.com, but i cannot let everyone can access mine...

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  3. Nice piece. I used to try pkblogs severals months ago when blogger.com was still in the block. And I saw the 2nd way somewhere, but I didn't try it out on my Firefox. I guess it might work...

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