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Thursday, 28 August 2008

Access Malaysia Today!

The nerve of the blithering idiots.

MCMC has instructed all our internet service providers to block the Malaysia Today site.

Apart from Dear Pete, I haven't been reading it. Firstly, I am busy with a critical deadline. Secondly, most of the stuff there is very populist and somewhat biased.

But when someone violates my right to read any material on the internet, I turn irate.

There are 2 ways to overcome the blocks:

a. TM uses a simple IP block. To access http://www.malaysia-today.net change the DNS lookup to OpenDNS.

Those using XP :

* click Start -> Connect To
* Right Click network connection you are using.
* Select Properties
* Click on Network Tab
* Highlight “Internet Protocol”
* Click on Properties at bottom right
* Click “Use the Following DNS server addresses

Preferred DNS Server : 208.67.222.222
Alternate DNS server : 208.67.220.220

Click OK all the way. close connection and start again. If you type http://www.malaysia-today.net you will arrive at the site.

b. change URL to

http://mt.harapanmalaysia.com/2008

It's going to take a lot more than blocking internet sites for people to abandon this quest for change.

7 comments:

riya said...

Crankshaft : Thank you so much for letting us know how to access to MT.

Crankster said...

You're welcome. :)

fergie said...

You used a very apt description, Crankster .. "blithering idiots" .. I must say it describes the WHOLE bunch of them!

MalaysianToday said...

In the event that MCMC decides to further implement a full blocking of websites or blogs not friendly to UMNO/BN, the followings can be used as an effective way to circumvent internet censorship:

1. Accessing a mirror site
2. Using a non-censoring DNS-server
3. Using a non-censoring proxy server


1. Access a mirror site
For instance, Malaysia Today can still be accessed at this moment at http://mt.harapanmalaysia.com . Using mirror sites may not be effective as they may start blocking these sites too.


2. Using a non-censoring DNS-server
Change your DNS to OpenDNS server 208.67.222.222 or 208.67.220.220 .

Click http://www.opendns.com for more info on how to set DNS.


3. Using a non-censoring proxy server

(i) Proxy Sites
More effectively, this blocking can be circumvented by surfing through a proxy sites, such as:
http://proxychina.org
http://proxy4china.com

There are many proxy sites available, just google for them.


(ii) Proxy Tunnelling Software
Another better and most effective way to circumvent internet censor is by using Ultrasurf. It is developed by the people against internet censorship in China. It enables users inside countries with heavy Internet censorship to visit any public web sites in the world safely and freely while it automatically searches the highest speed proxy servers in the background.

Download Ultrasurf software from:
http://www.ultrareach.com
http://www.wujie.net/downloads/ultrasurf/u.zip

Then extract the file and run, that's it.

If you are using browser other than IE, then you have to manually change your proxy IP address to 127.0.0.1 with port :9666 .


(iii) TOR and TOR based browsers
For those who are more IT savvy, they can try TOR. TOR based browsers are also available, such as xb Browser and OperaTor. But TOR solution tends to give slower internet surfing experience.



Say NO to internet censorship.

Patricia said...

Thanks for the info, Crankster :)

In my computer-illiterate way, I was happily accessing MT from a blog in NZ, not realizing I was being brilliant (until my husband told me I was ;)

Yup, MT must be taken with a pinch of salt, and the comments ... some of these people ah, so velly the-nutcase, wan! It is like RPK is some kinda demi-god or something.

I find him amusing, and I like his 'stories' cos they satisfy the kaypoh in me! Hahahaha. But oracle? Puhleeese lah.

He may have some very pertinent points to make, but sometimes in the telling of the tale, and the SDs ... well, some of his credibility suffers, I think.

But, I so understand where you're coming from, tho. Who is anyone to tell me what I can and cannot read?!?!

Cheers,

Pat

Crankster said...

Haha, fergie. :)

Pat, you're welcome. You like RPK's yarns too eh? I find them very entertaining at times.

Maybe the government has a problem with the masses clinging on to RPK's every word. There are people out there who believe every word he utters is true. :)

He does have some well-placed sources though, because I have noticed some of the things he says eventually does come true.

ewoon said...

Wah, i very impressed lah. Tahniah.