GitHub is blocked in India

GitHub is blocked in India along with pastebin and imgur.

Since 17th December Indian ISPs have started blocking the free Git hosting repository GitHub. No prior information, no explanations, no notice, simple block. The ISPs in India are setting a bad precedent of freedom of speech. Only one ISP, Reliance returned a message that GitHub has been blocked as per the instructions of competent authority.

The Indian government also asked telecom operators and ISPs to block the image sharing site imgur and popular paste hosting website, Pastebin.

It is really a bad news for the fast growing Indian economy. Hope, it will be resolved soon. If you are in India, you can use the following solution.

Add Google DNS Server

This can be solved by adding Google DNS server. If you are a Mac OSX user, following steps will help you

  1. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, and then click Network.

  2. Select the Network connection service you want to use (such as Wi-Fi or AirPort or Ethernet, unless you named it something else) from the list, and then click Advanced.

  3. Select DNS tab

  4. Click + to replace any listed addresses with, or add, the Google IP addresses at the top of the list:

    • For IPv4: and/or
    • For IPv6: 2001:4860:4860::8888 and/or 2001:4860:4860::8844

When you’re finished, click OK and then Apply. Now you can access the blocked sites.

For Windows user, How to change DNS Servers in Windows 7

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