[Foundation-l] wikipedia, metawiki, wiktionnaire restricted from China AGAIN?

Casey Brown cbrown1023.ml at gmail.com
Wed Aug 22 01:01:08 UTC 2007

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On 8/21/07, Vincent Mandrilly <vmandrilly at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> 2 days ago, everything was ok, but from then yesterday or the day before
> yesterday, I started not being able to see the following websites :
> www.wiktionary.org
> http://wikimediafoundation.org/
> www.wikipedia.org
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/
> (Note : But www.wikimedia.fr/ is accessible)
> Note : The access was just fine from both 2 chinse internet providers in
> Guangzhou, China, and all the sudden, I couldn't access them on both at home
> and at work.
> - Could you please confirm that it is not the websites that are down ?
> - Is this due to a move of host IP to a IP range restricted by chinese
> internet providers ?
> - Or is this due to a new dark age for wikipedia in China ? For the last 3
> or 4 months, Chinese pages were restricted but not the other langueges
> pages....
> Sincerely,
> (Tired of this stupid government who blocks just everything without
> reason, and they won't even bother to write "sorry, this website is against
> the law, we restricted access" they just let you believe the page doesnt
> exists.)
> And my software to get through the Internet Great Wall is not working for
> now.... :-((
> V.
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Casey Brown

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