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Today I am encountering a similar problem. I've tried google.com, google.com.au, and google.co.uk. The browser times out trying to get through.
I can reach the Yahoo front page, but searches time out.
I can get to other overseas sites OK.
Is this a problem with Google world wide, or is it something here? If there are any Chinese members, could you please confirm whether or not you are experiencing any problems.
Moreover, I can't access my adsense stats, the ads aren't showing on my site, toolbar shows grey for all sites, and toolbar searches don't work.
All other sites appear to be working perfectly well (with the exception of those usually banned).
For www.google.com it gives:
Accessible (based on cached results from testing within the last 96 hours)
but for www.google.co.jp it gives after 120 seconds:
Result: Indeterminate - please try again later to confirm
Last entries added to the list: Sites Inaccessible in China
- www-ex.google.com - 10/20/2003 12:34:30 AM
- 126.96.36.199 - 10/20/2003 12:51:41 AM
- 188.8.131.52 - 10/20/2003 12:55:26 AM
- 184.108.40.206 - 10/20/2003 12:57:05 AM
- 220.127.116.11 - 10/20/2003 1:02:32 AM
- gfe-ab.google.com - 10/20/2003 1:12:20 AM
- 18.104.22.168 - 10/20/2003 1:32:06 AM
- www.sprintlink.net - 10/20/2003 1:38:06 AM
- yahoo.com - 10/20/2003 1:44:51 AM
216.239.33.xx = www-ex.google.com
216.239.41.xx = www-fi.google.com
216.239.51.xx = www-ab.google.com
216.239.59.xx = www-gv.google.com
More information about this thing:
Yes, this article makes it sound like Google is having problems (a 'breakdown' or 'fault'). Well, why isn't the rest of the world howling about the breakdown at Google. This looks like an artificial breakdown to me.
The Boao Forum for Asia (China's answer to the Davos forum) is holding its Annual Conference on 2 and 3 November. I hope they resolve the 'breakdown' before then.
As a country that is trying to look respectable, China will look a little silly if the participants (and they include some heads of state and other high-powered people) are blocked from accessing Google by their friendly hosts.
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting had blocked Yahoo groups (groups.yahoo.com). Because there was a group with Anti India propaganda.
Yeah and a lot of good it did. The news was reported in the times of India and that article got much more exposure then it could have ever got. I hope it teaches them a good lesson :)
So, is the great firewall of China applicable for all internet connections? It seems not..
Since the ISP would be out of the country, this would probably solve all those annoying outages due to misconfiguration of the great chinese firewalls.
Are chinese citizens allowed to have satelite?
I'm glad Google is back, too. It's frightening that you can get so dependent on one source of information (unhealthy, too).
except [google.com...] and some ip addresses.
Perhaps there is something wrong with DNS.
NO SIGNS OF BLOCK OR MANIPULATION.
No facts, no guess pls.
No facts, no guess pls.
I don't know why Google was inaccessible on www.google.com. Ordinary users don't have a list of alternative addresses like yourself. The problem is why an entire country should suddenly be unable to access Google at its usual URL.
Whether it was because they were fiddling with their firewall or whatever other guess you might make, the fundamental problem remains. _Something in China_ was, intentionally or unintentionally, interfering with access to Google at its usual URL.