Saturday, December 04, 2010

Wikileaks Whack-a-Mole Workaround

Whooee! Well, friends an' foes, the cyber-censors have been doin' their dangedest to keep folks from seein' the Wikileaks website. The chased 'em from wikileaks.org to wikileaks.ch to wikileaks.nl an' I dunno how many other domains. Here's one that's been workin' fairly consistently for a couplafew days now: http://213.251.145.96

You see, fellers an' gals, the domain name system (DNS) is mostly a translator that takes a tuff-to-remember IP number like 213.251.145.96 and calls it something like wikileaks.org. When you go directly to http://213.251.145.96, you bypass the dns.

This ain't guaranteed to work forever. What is, for that matter? The IP number is attached to the host server. If wikileaks is chased off their existing server (it's happened once this week), then the IP number will change. So far, though, http://213.251.145.96 has worked through a few DNS changes brought about by the cyber censors and their whack-a-mole strategy to stifle free speech.

The truth is out there... and it'll set you free.

JimBobby

1 comment:

Jymn said...

Kinda puts me of a mind of the Tehran riots and the shenanigans gettin' past the ayotola censors on the tubes and whatnot. Not like I'm saying WikiLeaks and those 'real' Eyeranian rioters have anything in common but come on!