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VPN Through strict firewall

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#1 kb1ibh


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Posted 17 November 2010 - 08:23 PM

i'm a student at a college which for now will remain nameless, and they've got the most restrictive firewall I've ever seen. i have a number of web servers through dream host(dot)com which hosts a number of PHP projects that im working on, and because i'm at the school for up to 8 hours a day, i would like to work on those projects in between classes. whenever i try to connect to the server through ports 21 or 22 (FTP and SFTP respectively) it goes nowhere, i contacted the admins at the school, and they declined to allow outgoing connections on either port (which makes no sense to me, im not asking them to forward a port to me, just to allow the traffic through)

i've got a VPN server at home i'd also like to connect to, and if im able to connect to that server, i should be able to do all my FTP work through that, but again, im unable to connect to the VPN given the school's firewall.

my ISP is Verizon fios, so ports 80, 8080, 25 are all blocked to incoming requests, which would have been the most likely ports to be opened in the school.

i've also got a computer attached to a subnet of the school's network (which has the same restrictions) which is running a copy of hamachi, so i can remotely test to see if there is a port open from here.

my question is this: what other common ports should i try that might be open? can anyone think of something else i can try? this is really annoying...

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#2 rigel



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Posted 17 November 2010 - 10:11 PM

Hi kb1ibh and welcome to BleepingComputer.

i contacted the admins at the school, and they declined to allow outgoing connections on either port

Case closed. Your admins set that policy in place for a reason. It would be unethical for any member of this board to usurp their wishes. Also from BleepingComputer Board rules:

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It is for that reason this topic in now closed. if you have any questions, please feel free to PM me.

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