Originally posted 2011-01-28 11:39:57 -0500. Bumped and promoted. -- GH
Just grabbing and posting a couple of things that might help Egyptians and increasing numbers of their neighbors use the Internet when it is turned on.
One item for us Arabic-challenged surfers, http://www.commondreams.org/uprising .
Here's what you can do. Contributing to the Tor network requires a bit of technical savvy and a devotion of your time and your computer's resources. If that's you, and you're willing to learn about the Tor network, help reopen these channels of communication by joining the Global Proxy Cloud (instructions linked on the right). Through a download of Tor, a free anti-censorship program developed by The Tor Project, a computer running a Tor bridge over an extended period can help the network run faster.
Here are a couple of things I passed on to an Egypt-linked friend last night.
Sam Spade Network Information Tool
You might also pass on this tool for investigating network information, http://www.softpedia.com/get/Network-Tools/Network-Tools-Suites/Sam-Spade.shtml ,
It's what I used to ping hosts in dot eg.
Lastly, an article describing its use.