[SATLUG] Blocked ports on college campus
satlug at net153.net
Tue Oct 21 13:57:28 CDT 2008
Borries Demeler wrote:
>> Just recently St. Phillips only allows outgoing connections to
>> destination ports 80 and 443 on their public wifi. So that means no
>> irc, no instant messaging, no email, and no SSH. This can't be! To my
>> knowledge I only have 2 options, ssh or vpn. I do have one remote
>> server that has a free port 80 open so I can get ssh listening on that
>> (to connect with ssh -D) or some kind of vpn software. I am not sure
>> which would be easier. If I use vpn I would like to use ipsec but I
>> don't have to. I am also afraid that with vpn it would have to be tied
>> in with the ip address on my laptop which might change subnets depending
>> on which access point I am connected to at college.
>> What do yall think?
> Argue with the administrators and tell them why you need these ports open
> and why it doesn't represent a threat to them to have them open. You
> can also ask them to open them on a case-by-case basis, let's say just
> to your computer or server. They cannot interfere with the mission of
> the school, which is what they are doing if they restrict your ability
> to do research. That would be my line of argument.
Yea I might send an email. The problem is that it is not only St.
Phillips that does this but also TSU, so I am going to have to try and
convince 2 admins...
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