Alkasir 2.0: Open-source, cross-platform, and focused on blocking-resistance

Alkasir team members Walid Al-Saqaf (founder) and Thomas Frössman (lead developer) presented the development version of Alkasir 2.0 during a workshop in the Circumvention Tech Festival held in Valencia during 2-6 March.

The event was an opportunity to showcase the main differences and expected features that the new version, to be released later this year, are. Among the most distinct differences are the following:

Alkasir v2 to be announced at the 2015 Circumvention Tech Festival

Finally, the first announcement of the upcoming launch of the second generation of Alkasir (v2) is to take place soon. The software a development version. It will be announced at the Circumvention Tech Festival to be held in Valencia, Spain early next month (March 2015).

Alkasir 1.4.006 build released

We received some complaints concerning connection issues with the latest 006 build so we have done some adjustments and released the latest build.

Maintenance complete and preparations for launch of alkasir 2.0 continue

We are pleased to inform you that maintenance on the server has been completed and the software should now be working as normal.

Alkasir undergoing maintenance

Alkasir servers are undergoing some maintenance and so the software may not be work reliably until the process is over.

Happy New Year and exciting news and developments ahead!

Dear friends,

First of all, we wish you all a Happy New Year full of prosperity and success.

It's been quite awhile since new updates or announcements were published. We apologize for the long silence. However, Alkasir remains working with thousands still using it normally.

Build 1.4.005 released

We have just released build 1.4.005 which has some enhancements to speed up the connecting process and fix some occasional instances when the ISP was not detected.

Hot fix released in version 1.4.004

We got reports of some issues with version 1.4.003, so we updated the version today with 1.4.004.

Kindly ensure that you get that version as it is more robust.

Our apologies for the inconvenience and thanks for your support.

Alkasir team

New version 1.4.003 out

On behalf of alkasir's team, we wish you a happy new year and are happy to inform you that an updated version of alkasir (now 1.4.003) is now available for download at

We strongly recommend that you delete your old version and install the new one into a fresh and new directory.

Due to excessive usage of the server and some technical issues, alkasir team had to change several parameters and settings to ensure more reliable service to users. Hence, the new build has taken those into consideration to provide a more seamless service.

Apologies for downtime

Due to an unexpected downtime caused by some hardware fault that was beyond our control, the server was down temporarily for the last two days and has now fully recovered.

We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

Furthermore, we wish you a happy new year.

Alkasir team

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