Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Downloading Python from China (or not)

  1. Browse to www.python.org.
  2. Click on DOWNLOAD.
  3. Get a blank page.
I wonder why this page is not accessible through the great firewall of China? I've tried this both at work, and at home, through two different connections.

Getting the download link, and manually entering that as a URL in firefox does not suffer from the same problem. Which is just as well, as downloading through a VPN is rather slow.


  1. http://www.python.org/ftp could bypass GFW to download it.
    Because of version 2.6.4, the sensitive number 'June 4' to government, so the GFW block the download page. What the F*K GFW!!