"http tunnel" solution for mac?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by C-Mezak, Aug 25, 2004.

  1. C-Mezak macrumors regular

    C-Mezak

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    Edinburgh, Scotland
    #1
    Hey all,

    Ive just switched with a new 12" pb. I love this thing!!

    Anyway, Im about to leave home in San Francisco to study at the University of Edinburgh. I'm plenty excited, but I'll be leaving lots of friends and family behind. I expected to make heavy use of ichatAV and Warcraft3 in staying connected with friends back home, but I've learned that UoE's network uses proxy servers and doesn't allow things like instant messaging, streaming, or gaming.

    These estrictions are mainly because of bandwidth issues, which is understandable. Nonetheless, I've heard that some students use a service called http tunnel:

    http://www.http-tunnel.com/html/solutions/http_tunnel/client.asp

    to use IM apps and such things, but this particular service is unavailable on mac. I wonder if anybody out there knows of something similar that woudl work for me?

    Of course I do have my AE card and there are plenty of internet cafes in town so the university network wont be the only way for me to connect. But of course I'd rather be able to shout home from my dorm room.

    If I can provide more detaills about UoEs network that will help you guys in helping me, let me know!

    Thanks!

    Charlie
     
  2. C-Mezak thread starter macrumors regular

    C-Mezak

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    Location:
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    #2
    Well Ive done some more research . . .

    Looks like what I want to do is create an SSH tunnel to an outside server. Luckily, there's at least one machine in my garage with a static ip. Can anybody direct me to information on how I can go about setting up this connection? The machine in my garage is a Sun workstation, but I dont expect anyone to give me the step by sep about that. My dad can give me a hand, but I need to know in general what has to be done. Im running the latest OS X.

    Thanks!
    Charlie
     
  3. nef919 macrumors member

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    Location:
    UCNJ
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    SSH Tunnel


    OK, this is off the top of my head. I setup a ssh tunnel for vnc to my moms house. This is the command format you need to use:
    ssh -l username your.home.ip.address -L 5900:127.0.0.1:5900

    You would use the macines ip with sshd running instead of the 127 address.
    Hope this helps. The ports you need to switch with those of the msg client.
     

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