- Dec 23, 2003
Anyone able to connect to quakenet at all today? Or is Nottingham Uni connection just being as useful as a chocolate fireguard as usual?
Im using Trillian, which dosnt require admin access to install and works over our uber firewall in Houston.granny said:Oh bollocks, they've turned the firewall into a digital recreation of the Berlin wall :/
Anyone recommend a good way to circumvent it? Java IRC? Trillian? Anything like that? Remember I'm a biologist, I'm a bit of a twat at clever PC things
Are any of them easy to do?Will said:You'll need a way to make your outgoing connection on a different port. A bouncer, shell account, or a web-browser based IRC client (hosted on your own web-space), are your best three options.
You need a shell account somewhere. You will need to know how to use FreeBSD, if you want a shell from my good self.granny said:SSH looks like it might work but I have no idea how to go about setting that up. I take it I need a shell account somewhere right? And what SSH will do is give me a terminal window that will tunnel through the firewall and allow remote (and secure) access to the machine I have a shell account on yeah? So do I need to know how to use linux at all?
If I do use SSH can I use it to direct other traffic as well? A few other sites have stopped working too - I can't get into the official SWG forums for instance. MSN messenger seems to still work fine (maybe they just haven't blocked that?) but ICQ is a no-go (not that I use it anymore, was just testing).
Finally... does anyone have a machine I could have a shell account on?
Will said:You need a shell account somewhere. You will need to know how to use FreeBSD, if you want a shell from my good self.QUOTE]
Hmm ok, that's probably that idea out the window then, I hardly even know what FreeBSD *is* let alone how to use it
Interesting development... I was randomly trying different IRC servers and managed to connect to -blargh.fl.us.xnet.org- but got the message "Couldn't resolve your hostname; using your IP address instead". Does this indicate some kind of DNS problem with my connection and is that why most ICR servers won't connect? This was on port 6667 too so that port clearly isn't blocked by the firewall here.