[openstack-dev] [Openstack-sigs] [Openstack-operators] [tc]Global Reachout Proposal

Jay S Bryant jungleboyj at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 14:51:19 UTC 2018

On 9/18/2018 7:40 AM, Jeremy Stanley wrote:
> On 2018-09-18 11:26:57 +0900 (+0900), Ghanshyam Mann wrote:
> [...]
>> I can understand that IRC cannot be used in China which is very
>> painful and mostly it is used weChat.
> [...]
> I have yet to hear anyone provide first-hand confirmation that
> access to Freenode's IRC servers is explicitly blocked by the
> mainland Chinese government. There has been a lot of speculation
> that the usual draconian corporate firewall policies (surprise, the
> rest of the World gets to struggle with those too, it's not just a
> problem in China) are blocking a variety of messaging protocols from
> workplace networks and the people who encounter this can't tell the
> difference because they're already accustomed to much of their other
> communications being blocked at the border. I too have heard from
> someone who's heard from someone that "IRC can't be used in China"
> but the concrete reasons why continue to be missing from these
> discussions.
I have team members in Shanghai who are able to access IRC.  I will 
double check, but I am not aware of them doing anything to work around 
the national firewall.  So, I am guessing that we are dealing with the 
usual corporate firewall issues.

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