[tor-talk] Failed to connect to tor netword with the provided obfs3 bridges when using the tor-browser-linux64-3.6-beta-1.

Hongyi Zhao hongyi.zhao at gmail.com
Thu Mar 27 14:11:02 UTC 2014

Yes, I'm from China.  And the GFW is a annoying thing ;-(

2014-03-27 16:55 GMT+08:00 Roger Dingledine <arma at mit.edu>:

> On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 03:51:09PM +0800, Hongyi Zhao wrote:
> > In my case, considering that I use router for surfing and don't set the
> > port fordwarding on the router,  I don't test the  flashproxy bridges
> > shipped with the above tor-browser-bundle.
> Ok. If the other two stop working for you, maybe you will try
> Flashproxy. :)
> >  Considering that the obfs3 is the recommented type of tranport bridge,
> why
> > I meet this issue?  Any hints on this issue will be highly appreciated.
> It looks like the obfs3 bridges in the bundle are blocked by your
> network. And it looks like the fte bridges in the bundle are not blocked
> by your network.
> Are you in China perhaps?
> Note that whether the particular bridges are blocked (probably by IP and
> port) is a different question from whether the protocol (obfs3 or fte)
> is blocked by deep packet inspection. That is, it could just be that
> somebody at GFW fetched the bundle earlier and blocked the specific obfs3
> bridges that it lists, whereas they haven't fetched a recent bundle to
> block the fte bridges yet.
> So if you found an obfs3 bridge that GFW hasn't found yet, it would
> probably still work? Worth testing. But that said, assuming you are in
> China, there aren't enough obfs3 bridges total, and it's not easy to
> give them out to everybody without GFW learning them too:
> https://blog.torproject.org/blog/how-to-read-our-china-usage-graphs
> --Roger
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Hongyi Zhao <hongyi.zhao at gmail.com>
Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry
Chinese Academy of Sciences
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