[SATLUG] Blocked ports on college campus

David Kowis dkowis at shlrm.org
Tue Oct 21 18:11:14 CDT 2008


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Samuel Leon 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?
|
| Sam

If you can run your own server, and you're using your own laptop,
OpenVPN can run on port 80 and only handle things that are openvpn
packets, handing everything else off to the webserver.

Quite crafty.



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