Thailand Internet firewall?

Mikael Abrahamsson swmike at
Tue May 4 20:02:50 UTC 2010

On Tue, 4 May 2010, Dobbins, Roland wrote:

> Thai SPs are required by law to block sites deemed objectionable by the 
> government of Thailand; common reasons given include lese majeste and/or 
> other materials deemed injurious to 'national security'.


When I was in thailand the (my guess) URL inspection box was behaving 
badly and a substantial amount of TCP/80 connection attempts was failing. 
Using SSH tunneling to get out of Thailand made things behave much better 
becaus established tcp connections (even on 80) wasn't a problem, it was 
establishing new connections that was troublesome.

> As all this sort of thing is considered a sensitive subject in Thailand, 
> it's doubtful you'll get a response, IMHO.

+1 as well. There are two things you don't do in thailand, you don't ever 
say or do anything bad towards the king, and you don't do drugs. So since 
the filters are there to protect the king, it's a sensitive subject.

Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at

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