Just to be clear, this is NOT an Obsidian problem per se, but it is horribly affecting my Obsidian usage (and of who knows how many current/future users).
Apparently, somewhere between last 1-2 weeks, the biggest ISP in India (Jio) has blocked raw.githubusercontent.com . It took me a while to figure out what was causing:
- No plugins search in app
- No plugins search on Obsidian.md website
- No plugin updates either via built-in or through BRAT
I can’t access raw.githubusercontent.com in browser either but https://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/ tells me it’s just me. Once I turn off my wifi, use my phone’s hotspot for internet on my desktop, things work like they should - but that’s not a viable long-term solution.
For people who don’t know India, I have zero hopes of getting them to listen and reconsider their blocking.
I know I can buy a VPN, but before doing that, just wanted to know here if there’s an alternative solution?
(On a related note, while VPN should be a good idea even outside of Obsidian, again for people who don’t know India, the govt here recently made it mandatory for VPNs to make their logs accessible to them as and when asked, or they can’t operate in this shithole)