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I live in China and used Dropbox extensively up until it was blocked this last week. Is it possible to use a proxy server with Dropbox? Which ones should I try?

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Have a look at Tor. It's meant for privacy but it should allow you to access the dropbox servers without being blocked. It might take a bit of setup but you can use it with a wide range of software, not just Dropbox:

Tor protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, and it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location. Tor works with many of your existing applications, including web browsers, instant messaging clients, remote login, and other applications based on the TCP protocol.

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This is a good advice unless big amounts of data are passed to/from Dropbox, since pushing lots of data over Tor is generally considered rude. –  vtest Apr 18 '11 at 1:17

have you tried adding the alternative IP in your hosts file:

174.36.30.71 www.dropbox.com

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