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Introduction[edit]


This page is about the censorship circumvention tools other than Tor Bridges. If you are not experiencing a real censorship (for example, only some ports are blocked by your ISP), then something [archive] simpler can be tried.

Tools[edit]


Tool client language works on Linux works on Wine OS Interface Transport uses Service Tor works runs through proxy notes
GoAgent [archive] 1 [archive] ? yes N/A ? proxy/if? ? google app engine account ? ? site [archive] and sources [archive] deleted [archive] (Similar to meek [archive].)
Shadowsocks [archive] ? yes N/A yes proxy ?+encrypt server for proxy ? no sources [archive] deleted [archive], runs on routers
scotty transporter [archive] java yes N/A ? proxy ? php webhosting, server with java, google appengine account ? ? -
IP over mail tunnel [archive] C or C++ ? ? yes ? email/protocol? maybe an email account? ? no? -
Psiphon [archive] 1 [archive] ? no ? no? ? ? ? ? ? -
Lahana [archive] uses an ipsec vpn client yes N/A ? if ipsec vpn amazon aws account ? ? -
Telex [archive] ? ? ? ? ? tls cooperating isp yes ? only a concept
Iodine [archive] C or C++ yes N/A yes if dns domain and dns server ? no very small, runs on routers
your freedom [archive] java yes N/A ? socks,if ?, dns free account ? https(s), socks 4/5 has various settings
tor [archive] C++,javascript yes N/A yes proxy,if() tls,pt - yes/N/A yes tor over tor is bad
freegate ? ? ? ? ? http(s),tls ? ? ? officially only available for china & Iran, questionable trustworthyness
VPN Gate [archive] ? yes N/A no if vpn - ? ? -


Webproxies[edit]

Email[edit]

Static Web Mirrors[edit]

Single Site solutions[edit]

Protocol Tunneling[edit]

ICMP[edit]

DNS[edit]

SSL[edit]

Anonymous P2P[edit]

  • Freedom Network
  • Onion Routing
  • MixMaster
  • Babel
  • Mixminion
  • Zach Brown's Onion
  • PipeNet
  • IronKey
  • MorphMix
  • Tarzan
  • Tor
  • Hornet (Modified Tor)
  • I2P [archive]

Source [archive]

Unsorted[edit]


Tor's Pluggable Transports[edit]

Research and Proof of Concept[edit]


Questions[edit]


  • Type? (VPN, proxy, ssh?)
  • Usable with Open Source Software, without any proprietary client? (OpenVPN etc.)
  • Is there a Linux version?
  • Does it work in WINE?
  • Can Whonix ™ (Tor) get tunneled through it? (Whonix ™ (Tor) can get tunneled thought a VPN running on the host and also supports all kinds of proxy settings (http(s), socks4(a)/5).)
  • Instructions for using it with Whonix ™?

TODO[edit]

Add Lantern [archive] to the above table. (Already partially documented in Whonix ™ wiki, see Lantern.)



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