Things You Can Do Without a VPN Starting Next Week
As you may know by now, a new Chinese policy on the “Great Wall of China” going into effect next week that will have many local and expat with sad faces who are relying on VPN or SD-WAN access within China.
According to a notice from China Telecom obtained by SD-WAN Experts, the Chinese Government will require commercial Chinese ISPs to block TCP ports 80, 8080, and 443 by January 11, 2018. Port 80 is, of course, the TCP port commonly used for carrying HTTP traffic; 8080 and 443 are used for carrying HTTPS traffic. Commercial ISP customers interested in maintaining access to those ports must register or apply to re-open the port through their local ISP.