Today saw the great Internet crackdown of 2016 here in China with most IPSec VPN servers being blocked. For users of VPN’s on iOS this is a bit of a disaster because IPSec protocols are what they mainly use.
It’s not clear whether the blockage is automatic or if the GFW is targeting the big VPN players, but whatever the reason it’s a real pain in the arse. Earlier this evening OpenVPN was being blocked but that seems to be working OK right now.
Life is great in China, except for the air quality and the Internet. That reminds me, I must research the air purifier I want to buy from BlueAir….that’s assuming I can access their website.