Joi Ito's Web

Joi Ito's conversation with the living web.

I can't get to my personal email server from Shanghai so if you have sent email to one of my other accounts and need to reach me urgently, please send it to joiito at gmail or joi at which are both working.


The SSH tunnel didn't work?

If the hostname is inaccessible (as it was when I was in Beijing,) try any other hostname on the domain (* or try different ports (22, 2222 & 22222)

(China seems to block mainly by name, too, so maybe trying your regular host via its IP or by an alternate name might work, as well.)

Catch me on iChat if you want me to help figure it out.

It won't even let me ping the ip address.

And the machine that I usually SSH to is also blocked. I signed up for HotspotVPN which worked for awhile, but then it got flagged as a possible fraud IP address and they terminated my account as well...

Now I understand why you are not responding to your e-mails...

In defense of Joi, If Joi was to respond to every email he gets, he wouldn't have time to eat and sleep. The number of his daily emails is abnormal.

They must have tightened up their blocks on my server after I wrote about circumventing the "Great Firewall":

“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in a rather scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less.” - Lewis Carroll -- Through the Looking Glass, Chapter 6

Interesting, no comment on the *why* of the censorship, only the *how*. Never mind about SSH tunneling, how about an armed insurrection, or if that's too unpalatable, maybe a few elections?