How might I download the binaries if both getmonero.org and github.com/monero-project are blocked?

Let us assume the following initial conditions:

  • I have Tor installed on my Linux-based OS.
  • I already have I2P (but not I2P-zero) installed on my OS.
  • github.com/i2p-zero is also blocked.
  • I am in a country where they just blocked both getmonero.org and github.com/monero-project
  • The bandwidth available via Tor seems to be the bottleneck that precludes downloading the binaries via both torsocks wget https://github.com/monero-project/monero/releases/download/v0.17.2.0/monero-linux-x64-v0.17.2.0.tar.bz2 and torsocks wget https://downloads.getmonero.org/cli/linux64. The same bottleneck makes it impossible for me to clone the repo from Github by executing: torsocks git clone https://github.com/monero-project/monero.git. That even precludes compiling from source.

Are there any IPFS-based mirrors of whom I am not yet aware of? Does anyone on the Web offer alternative downloads via Bittorrent? Is there a rescue-type service like gettor? Where can I get the signing keys from in the situation that I described? Are any eepsites that are helpful in overcoming such censorship?

  • So it works through Tor? Have you tried doing it through Tor, and waiting a long time? Commented Jul 4, 2021 at 15:58
  • @user253751 I did and failed, after 20-30min, to clone the repo. But even if I succeded let us not consider cloning the repo via Tor as a means of solving the problem. The scenario is for the sake of education.
    – John Smith
    Commented Jul 4, 2021 at 16:16
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    Tor and i2p should both be fine for accessing the GitHub repository.
    – jtgrassie
    Commented Jul 4, 2021 at 22:58
  • @jtgrassie How do I use i2p to clone the repo? Is there in i2p a command that would do the job (like torsocks does it in Tor)?
    – John Smith
    Commented Jul 5, 2021 at 3:08
  • geti2p.net/en/about/browser-config
    – jtgrassie
    Commented Jul 5, 2021 at 3:30

2 Answers 2


Downloading source and release binaries works fine over Tor and I2P.


Try it over my bridge, obfs4 or natively:

obfs4 [2a01:4f8:bc:a09::3]:4443 C613C124590D64AEA98BC675B2CC34F4A47BDAA7 cert=QDkFcq56pfY58CXLbLAL4pcDPSDkv8JIQXOMsZxpeQgpOBcJaR/QUF3FokFt27BMB0VXEw iat-mode=0
obfs4 C613C124590D64AEA98BC675B2CC34F4A47BDAA7 cert=QDkFcq56pfY58CXLbLAL4pcDPSDkv8JIQXOMsZxpeQgpOBcJaR/QUF3FokFt27BMB0VXEw iat-mode=0

Download monero-linux-x64-v0.17.2.0.tar.bz2 from github took just 3 mins.

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