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dna23
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I'm at uni and p2p programs plus online games have been blocked on the network, is there a work around?

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proxy bypass sites...

depends what your uni is using to filter these out, content filtering or just banning stuff that they come across!

Guessing being in the Uni, they will have some lovely expensive pieces of kit unlike the freeware the school I work in have to use


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Also these sites might not be blocked internally by the uni but by the ISP, as our works ISP blocks out all P2P sites so not even network admin can get onto them

but guessing games will be blocked internally so proxy bypass sites will work for this but do tend to slow the pages down!


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It's the ISP as far as I know

Limewire doesnt work
Shareaza doesnt
MyTunes Redux doesnt
Torrent programs don't

Steam doesnt work
Various other online games just say failed to connect to network even though its clearly on and running fine

They've even blocked iTunes Music Store so i can't get any songs that way or download artwork?

[Edited on 01-10-2006 by dna23]
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try http://www.w00tage.com/
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It would depend what they are using to block it.

http://www.utorrent.com

That client has an option to encrypt the bittorrent headers so it's a bit harder for them to tell its torrent traffic.
Also use a non standard port.

A proxy may work for itunes but i'd be wary of entering personal details.

Games it depends if they are just blocking ports or not but I doubt it as there are more sophisticated methods now.
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ttt

Anyone heard of a program called Tor?

http://tor.eff.org/

Someone at Uni mentioned that this may be able to do it?
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Tor is just a tool to use for anonymous internet access/file sharing.

It might work although I don't know why and certianly won't be suitable for gaming or downloading or even browsing at a decent speed.
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if its the ISP then chances are they are using traffic shaping of sorts, in which case you are pretty limited to what you can do - but like john said, look at uTorrent, seems to work alright in terms of that for torrents.
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Unis are pretty good when it comes to filtering, its more likely they are port blocking non standard ports then sniffing/identifying the type of traffic.
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Cheeky thing is you can pay 120 to upgrade and they'll let you use p2p software and online games - or at least unblock you.

I've got utorrent working with the forced encryption - it's slow but better than nothing
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quote:
Originally posted by dna23
Cheeky thing is you can pay 120 to upgrade and they'll let you use p2p software and online games - or at least unblock you.

I've got utorrent working with the forced encryption - it's slow but better than nothing


yea, like willay said probably port blocking a range of ports and then traffic shaping the other stuff - which sounds about right if you have managed to get torrents working with encryption.

 
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