Facebook Access Vietnam


Due to lovely government restrictions of freedom of speech in Vietnam the website www.facebook.com has now been blocked. The enforcement of this is not very strick and is rather easy to work around. The solution is to reroute the dns services coming to your computer instead of using the default ones provided by any isp in Vietnam. Always use two DNS providers, I have provided a few common DNS servers (Google and Norton), but any DNS server outside of Vietnam and China will work.

DNS Addresses





Change DNS Mac OSX

System Preferences> Network> Built-in Ethernet> Advanced> DNS tab> DNS Servers in Section and added 2 lines

System Preferences

Internet Preferences

Change Ethernet

DNS Change

Mapping the IP Addresses

Edit the /etc/hosts files in order to redirect the calls to facebook through servers outside of Vietnam.

# localhost is used to configure the loopback interface
# when the system is booting.  Do not change this entry.
## facebook.com www.facebook.com apps.facebook.com upload.facebook.com graph.facebook.com facebook.com http://www.facebook.com apps.facebook.com login.facebook.com graph.facebook.com static.ak.connect.facebook.com developers.facebook.com error.facebook.com upload.facebook.com register.facebook.com bigzipfiles.facebook.com pixel.facebook.com       localhost

Now just go to www.facebook.com and everything should work.

Change DNS Windows

Go to Control Panel->Network Connections->local network->Properties->Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)->Properties.

windows dns

Mapping the IP Addresses

This file is the same as Mac OSX but is located C:WindowsSystem32driversetchosts

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