How to find is a site up (or is blocked by your local ISP)


First of ou will not be able to access proxy service from BNL (they are all blocked) but the best ways to check if a site is blocked or up (in another country, while you are visiting for example) would be to use one of those services. They re-pipe the pages for you and you may be able to see the result safely.


Otherwise, you can use  a lower tech check BUT please, check with more that one service (the reason is that in cases where DNS is a mess, some services may have the updated IPs, some not). Here are sites you may use:

Hope this helps.

More advanced

Well, there is always the Creating an SSH tunnel in Linux trick to another computer located at a remote location.

Disclaimer: Use of such measures to circumvent security may not be acceptable at all sites.