Featured Articles

5th Generation Broadwell 14nm family comes in three lines

5th Generation Broadwell 14nm family comes in three lines

Intel's 5th Core processor family, codenamed Broadwell, will launch in three lines for the mobile segment. We are talking about upcoming…

More...
Broadwell Chromebooks coming in late Q1 2015

Broadwell Chromebooks coming in late Q1 2015

Google's Chromebook OS should be updating automatically every six weeks, but Intel doesn't come close with its hardware refresh schedule.

More...
New round of Nexus phone rumour kicks off

New round of Nexus phone rumour kicks off

Rumours involving upcoming Nexus devices are nothing uncommon, but this year there is a fair bit of confusion, especially on the…

More...
Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

As expected and reported earlier, Nvidia has now officially announced its newest Shield device, the new 8-inch Shield Tablet. While the…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Tuesday, 22 January 2013 09:14

China blocks GitHub

Written by Nick Farrell



We don’t want any social coding here


Social coding site GitHub has been blocked by censors in  China in what appears to be a much broader denial of service.

Apparently connection from China has been spotty for months, but most in the last 24 hours there have been findings of a “Complete blocking detected.”  Hacker News have also noticed that the site is coming up with the same test as BlockedInChina and GreatFirewallOfChina and this seems to indicate that the site has really miffed someone in China. The work around is to use OpenDNS although you do get some packetloss.

What is not clear is why the site should be blocked. Chinese participation and contributions to projects has been valuable over the years on both sides of the Bamboo curtain. Some seem to think it is because a couple of projects were designed to upset the elaborate Chinese censorship system.

One project suggest was an automated train ticket polling plugin while another person thinks it is because of the release of mongol, a tool that detects routers acting in the Great Firewall.

Nick Farrell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments