Help Iranian dissidents by collecting and posting Bridge addresses? (here?)

Roger Dingledine arma at
Thu Jun 18 02:11:11 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 06:26:43PM -0700, Chris Humphry wrote:
> Please help...without proxies (ie. Bridges) the Iranian dissidents have no
> voice!

Yeah, see, I'm not sure whether this is true. If ordinary bridges are
working, then probably ordinary Tor relays are working too. Or said
another way, if ordinary Tor relays aren't working, probably ordinary
bridges won't work either.

We've heard rumors they're blocking all encrypted traffic. Does this
mean everything that does an SSL handshake no matter the port? Or does
it mean the blocked port 443?

If the former, an automated system like Tor is going to have a tough time
keeping up -- at least without the tweaks we've been pondering over the
past few days. ;)

If the latter, then setting up a bunch of bridges on port 80 (even
though everything's still encrypted) might be the ticket.

Lots of misinformation going around, and not so much information.


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