university residenence internet

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  1. homi

    homi e-cool OT Supporter

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    Im living on res to study at my university, and while the internet speeds are decent, i cant get onto irc or cs, and occasionally I have problems with kazaa.

    Is there any way around this?
     
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    Proxy or an unblocked port.
     
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    They won't even let you play games? I guess I never realized how liberal MSU was with our access.
     
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    how do i find out the proxy information
     
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    Google. Do a search for irc proxy, or kazaa proxy, etc.
     
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    I talked to my schools res internet guy today, and apparently he says alot of ports are blocked off including most if not all p2p file sharing programs.

    Are there any workarounds for this?
     
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    Wasn't that your original question?

    Either find an unblocked port to piggy-back out of, or use a proxy. Google is your friend.
     
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    proxy connection to a computer outside your schools network. u can buy them relativly cheep....
     
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    where can i buy one?
     
  10. Tom Ridge

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    If your uni is using a similar appliance to the ones I've installed at residences, it will classify traffic right up to the application layer so connecting to a proxy is practically useless. You can go out through port 80 for example, but the appliance will look for legit HTTP commands. If the commands aren't in there, you get bumped to the fallback pipe, or get denied completely.
     
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    BOOOOO to packeteer! And those who install them. :big grin:
     
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    Heh... I go to a school where NO ports are blocked. Everyone downloads off KaZaA, everyone plays games, everyone does everything. It is so irritating because sometimes it takes as long as two minutes just for google.com to load.
     
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    Isn't this all illegal? Just as illegal as DVD-burning?
     
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    IRC Chat? Kazaa?

    No. IRC and Kazaa are perfectly legal. You can download lots of royalty free music and get homework help on Kazaa plus tons of freeware and shareware.

    IRC is just a chat medium.

    And there is no law against proxy'ing out of a network. NetAdmins and CIO's implement internal proxies all the time for security reasons.
     
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    im sure the res connection that i got cost me some money (from the total residence cost), its unfair that everythings blocked, when im paying for internet at my school

    I want to at least try a proxy or something that can get me using the programs i want to use.
    Its not even like im a heavy p2p user.
     
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    Zourn 16-bit Ninja OT Supporter

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    Exactly my point.
    DVD-burning isn't illegal.
    Kazaa isn't illegal.
    DVD-burning is viewed as mostly for pirating.
    Kazaa is viewed as mostly for pirating.
    DVD-burning thread locked.
    This thread isn't locked.

    No one said anything about doing something illegal so the thread should stay open. Same with DVD-burning. :rant2:



    ok i think im done.
     
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    i just realized i spelt residence wrong in the title
     

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