In the recent weeks, I (from outside China) try to use tor to browse http websites (esp those major public ones) hosted in China. But it turns out that the browser is always "waiting for xxx.xxx.com ..." and never gets any response. Meanwhile, there is totally no problem to browse websites outside China. It happened back to the end of August 2016. It looks like the GFW of China has blocked Tor servers IPs to access websites inside it.

Can anyone confirm or comment on this? Or it is just I miss to set some (new) configuration?

  • post your desired URL's so I'll be able to check – Alexey Vesnin Sep 23 '16 at 14:52
  • A simple url for try should be 1212.ip138.com/ic.asp (extracted from www.ip138.com, it returns your exit IP). A more complecated website for try can be 163.com, which is one of the most popular News websites in China. The webpage usually ends up with partially loaded -- I think the company pobably has some of its servers located outside the China GFW. Besides, like login of China's most popular IM account from aq.qq.com , etc... – olnabe Sep 25 '16 at 15:18
  • I just tried a few exitnodes, FP: EF27BB320827F8C809CA999E07B9B783C7ACC8F1, C514A3E6D98385E47BA6D67C632383A549C1C115, DA073774D62BDD9141548C67D7CC2019ED0825AF. All look blocked. However, you can also find some exception exitnodes, e.g., FP: b6718125c43eca2e5011b3c681bb6638617a9686, whose actual exit IP is not listed anywhere. So I suspect that they block the TOR network simply according to the listed IPs. – olnabe Sep 25 '16 at 15:18
  • blocked for me too – Alexey Vesnin Sep 25 '16 at 16:50

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