How to avoid censorship of the Venezuelan government for internet

Jun 16, 19

For those who live in Venezuela, a sort of communication lock has been created by the regime to prevent the population from communicating through social networks and on the other hand to avoid being kept informed with national and international events outside of your interests

This is basically a coercion to freedom of expression in the best style of Cuba, North Korea and China, to say some examples. Inclusive, Part of the staff of hackers (if that is how they can be called without offending the ones they really are) that the regime of Nicolás Maduro manages are Cubans, Russians and Chinese.

For nobody is a secret the wave of 'immigrants' paid by the dictatorship in Venezuela that are easily observed in key government institutions such as CANTV (the largest telecommunication company in Venezuela and belonging to the government), as well as in energy sectors such as PDVSA , Ministries of Energy and Petrol and basically in any key government agency such as the SAIME, Ministries, Registries and Notaries public of the country. This without mentioning of course the great penetration in all the Armed Forces in all its components, with key positions dominated by these operators.

To make matters worse, many foreigners of doubtful nationality like Lebanese, Syrians, Turks, Palestinians among others, who are not the usual ones to which the Venezuelans were accustomed; they are scarcely seen to be integrated into society, they are barely out in front of their luxurious villas in areas paid and dominated by the government and they are rarely seen leaving their buildings.

As part of the efforts of the Resistance that we all must do in the country to try to inform and learn, I bring in this post an effective and simple method, which has already been filmed by different websites in order to avoid censorship of the henchmen of the regime within CANTV to censor any information on the sensitive events that occur every day in Venezuela: marches, protests, uprisings, crimes, parallel dollar prices, aggressions, human rights violations, shortages, government drug trafficking, among others.

Without further ado, I take the trouble to 'copy' this small contribution for the particular interest of all Venezuelans in the country. It's simple, fast and effective. Please spread the information all you can so that any ordinary Venezuelan with access to the internet can be up to date on the information and thus be aware of the struggle of their country.

How to use Google public DNS

Since 2009 Google has made its DNS servers available to the public, so that they can be used by any user, anywhere in the world for free. Google Public DNS is undoubtedly one of the best options in this field. The availability of the service is almost 100% and therefore it has become one of the most used.

To use Google Public DNS we must configure a couple of parameters in our network, which vary a bit depending on the operating system, and whether we use a router or not, as outlined in Hypertext.

In Linux

1.- From our preferences menu, we look for the section of network connections, or we can also click on the network icon in the top panel and then edit the connections.

2.- We select the connection that we want to edit (Ethernet or wireless), and we click on the IPv4 tab.

3.- In the Method option, if it currently says Automatic (DHCP), we change it to Only automatic addresses (DHCP).

4.- In the field Servers DNS we write the IP addresses of Google Public DNS: 8.8.8.8 and / or 8.8.4.4 separated by a space.

5.- Repeat the process in the IPv6 tab, but in the DNS Servers field we wrote this time: 2001: 4860: 4860 :: 8888 and / or 2001: 4860: 4860 :: 8844

6.- We save the changes and test the connection.

In Windows

1.- Open the Control Panel and then look for the option Networks and Internet> Center of networks and shared resources.

2.- In the panel on the left we click on the option: Change adapter configuration and select the network connection that we are going to edit by right clicking on it and then on Properties.

3.- In the Network Functions tab, select the item Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP / IPv4) and then click on the Properties button.

4.- In the General tab, check the option Use the following DNS server addresses and write 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 in the Preferred DNS server and Alternate DNS server fields respectively.

5.- Repeat the process for the item Internet Protocol version 6 (TCP / IPv6) but this time we use 2001: 4860: 4860 :: 8888 and 2001: 4860: 4860 :: 8844 in the field of DNS servers.

6.- We accept, restart the connection and test it.

Testing the connection

1.- Open the browser and type any address such as http://google.com, if it opens correctly, add the site to favorites and try to access the site again running it from the bookmark. If the two tests work, it means that everything is working correctly.

2.- If it does not work, open your browser again and write the IP http://18.62.0.96/ pointing to the website http://www.eecs.mit.edu/, if you load, save the site in favorites and try to open it from the bookmark. If this works but the first step does not, check your DNS configuration again because you made some mistake in the process.

3.- If step 2 does not work either, undo all the DNS configuration changes you made and perform the tests again. If they still do not work, you have a problem with your network.

Verify if your client can connect to the Google Public DNS servers

In Linux, open the terminal and type: sudo traceroute -n -w 2 -q 2 -m 30 8.8.8.8

In Windows, open the command prompt and type: tracert -d 8.8.8.8

The last line of the results thrown by the terminal should list 8.8.8.8.

Routers

In the case of routers, the configuration interface varies depending on the brand of the device, so you should look for the options indicated by the DNS servers and replace primary and secondary with those of Google, as we already reviewed:

1.- For IPv4: 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4.

2.- For IPv6: 2001: 4860: 4860 :: 8888 and 2001: 4860: 4860 :: 8844


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