YouTube is down

At around 3am Sydney time, You­Tube went down:

Google’s mon­keys are still slav­ing away at it as I write this. And it looks like it’s just affect­ing Australia:

For future ref­er­ence, if you’ve got a box out­side Aus­tralia with ssh access, you can always quickly set up a proxy like so:

ssh -D 1337 username@example.com

This sets up a SOCKS proxy on loc­al­host (your own com­puter) at port 1337 (sub­sti­tute port num­ber to taste) — then simply point your browser at it. With this, I veri­fied that the You­Tube out­age at the very least didn’t affect the United States, by ssh-​​ing into nointrigue​.com, which is hos­ted in the US.

Related post from a while ago: Sil­ver­hawks: Get­ting around con­tent restric­tions. (Using -D with ssh is easier than the method with Privoxy men­tioned in that post, though.)

Happy Aus­tralia Day.

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  1. Gillian W’s avatar

    Bril­liant! ^_​_​_​_​^

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