About a week ago the Indian Government has Blocked(read Banned) a few sites,one of them is pastebin.com. I have seen a few people linking their errors to pastebin so I sincerely request them to choose some other site

The Alternatives are

Some more alternatives here

  • I am also from india ,but still I can access pastebin ,is it unblocked?
    – Tachyons
    May 16, 2012 at 15:05
  • nope depends on your isp . all major isps like mtnl, reliance, have blocked it. what isp ur using?
    – Ashu
    May 16, 2012 at 15:08
  • Bsnl :bharath sanchar nigam limited
    – Tachyons
    May 16, 2012 at 15:11
  • here is one such article techie-buzz.com/india-telecom/…
    – Ashu
    May 16, 2012 at 15:12
  • & thanks to you i got a workaround (see the last two lines of that article). edit - the workaround works for pastebin but not for piratebay :(
    – Ashu
    May 16, 2012 at 15:13
  • confirming BSNL works for pastebin
    – Jamess
    May 16, 2012 at 17:04
  • it might soon be blocked. initially mtnl didnt block those sites only reliance had done that but soon mtnl followed and now most probably bsnl will do that too. but nothing to worry theres a workaround for everything (Even cheating the SE server ;D)
    – Ashu
    May 16, 2012 at 17:10
  • Why is India censoring pastebin??? May 20, 2012 at 6:54
  • @GeorgeEdison Many say that theres a indian film going to be realeased so to prevent piracy......... also pastebin is a well known hub for piracy links
    – Ashu
    May 20, 2012 at 6:56
  • Confirming BSNL works. To unblock this, change your dns servers to the ones by google. And about the movie @GeorgeEdison Its the new tamil movie by Danush named "3". Their trying to "stop" piracy. You can distribute torrents via pastebin.
    – Amith KK
    May 26, 2012 at 9:26
  • I never used the sites you have given. But may be I will visit them in future. Well i use a mobile modem which uses Tata DoCoMo sim for my internet(2G)
    – Ravi
    May 26, 2012 at 11:20
  • pastebin works for me i have MTNL!
    – user204653
    Nov 5, 2013 at 5:14
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    @utkarsh this is about last year
    – Ashu
    Nov 28, 2013 at 7:57
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because pastebin is no longer banned.
    – muru
    Jan 19, 2016 at 11:09

1 Answer 1


The pastebin that we encourage is the official Ubuntu Pastebin, paste.ubuntu.com

Here's to hoping that it gets unblocked soon!

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    yeah hope so... they even blockd vimeo and dailymotion ... wat retards!!
    – Ashu
    May 16, 2012 at 12:50
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    this is the first time I hear of paste.ubuntu.com
    – xubuntix
    May 16, 2012 at 13:08
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    I agree, this is the official paste bin that should be used by Ask Ubuntu, or at least encouraged for users to use. May 16, 2012 at 16:58
  • @MarcoCeppi: Well, it does have a few rendering quirks though, so I usually use this. May 20, 2012 at 6:54
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    Linked information in your question will break sooner or later, rendering the question (and our answers) useless for others. I think you shouldn't use external sites like pastehumptydumpty.com at all. If the text is related to your question, put it in your question. This is the only way to keep the question and its context valuable for future reference.
    – jippie
    Jun 14, 2012 at 8:05
  • @jippie So you really want users to paste their 300 line log file in the question? Meh.
    – jrg
    Jun 14, 2012 at 9:46
  • @jrg so you rather want questions/answers/efforts to be rendered worthless once documents on pastebin (or the like) expire, rather than editing back those logs in the question? I for one will not be doing any effort on work that breaks over time because of external dependencies.
    – jippie
    Jun 14, 2012 at 10:17
  • @jippie If you really want to discourage usage of 'external dependencies', then I suggest you open up another meta question about this topic.
    – jrg
    Jun 14, 2012 at 10:19
  • @jrg I understand the issue of long log files, and I think it is important that the correct logging is contained in the question itself. I understand not everybody is able/tries to filter the logging to a reasonable minimum. Maybe paste.stackexchange.com would be a good alternative as probably more SE sites will face similar issues. At least the content will be in the stackexchange network, if something breaks stackexchange should be able to fix it.
    – jippie
    Jun 14, 2012 at 11:42
  • @jippie The topic has been discussed before (although in this context it's jsFiddle, not pastebin-type stuff). meta.stackexchange.com/questions/49728/…. So I think the answer is "it's Ok" to use these things. If you don't agree, open a meta post. Comments are not the place for this.
    – jrg
    Jun 14, 2012 at 11:54
  • OK, fair enough.
    – jippie
    Jun 14, 2012 at 11:55

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