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

Chris Humphry humphry.chris at
Fri Jun 19 17:49:48 UTC 2009

>From twitter, there is a user ("austinheap") out of San Fran who organized 
>this.  It is simply having people setup squid proxies and sending the 
>pertinent info to him by email or twitter direct message:  ip address and port 
>(change from the default port and other "standard" ports...I set mine up for 
>port 8808).  He then compiles the list of ips and port info and passes it 
>along to his trusted iranian contacts who then disburse the info to their 
>trusted friends.

Excellent info, thanks.

>Try  click through the first blurb screen image in 
>green to get to the actual site.  He has an entry about 1/3 down the page 
>titled "Best proxy practices" for this situation, providing guidance to help 
>and get around the Iranian govt censors.

Great.  I will inform others who want to help but do not know how.

>He is providing guidance on squid proxy.  As for tor, you can setup a bridge 
>relay in addition to this direct proxy.

Do you know if he reads this list?  Have you contacted him about Tor?  The 
Revolutionary Guard has stated they will crack down on anyone disseminating images 
out of Iran.  I fear they could be running honey pots in the form of simple squid 
proxies and such.  So austinheap just trusts each provider of squid proxies at face 
value?  That seems very dangerous...

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