Server timing out from China

Posted June 5, 2019 1.7k views


I live in China, and I’m using Digital Ocean servers with Outline to set-up a VPN (as DO is the official partner of Outline).

Since a week, I have not been able to connect to my server, the connection is always timing out. I tried destroying my droplet and creating another several times, but I get the same issue.

Is there anything that can be done to fix this?


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I am from China Mainland, also have the same question from yesterday.
And I have tried to setup some new droplets, which only works a few hours, then time out…

Any suggestion for this?

I think it is China’s firewall…

@stzwkbj , I’m trying it out with AWS , it seems to work, not as fast as with DO though.

  • I’m having the same problem as stzwkbj.

    I followed the instructions in that habr post, and outline still cannot connect to the AWS server I created. I just get “Sorry, an unexpected error occured…”.

    I get this error message with my Express VPN turned on or off.