openSSH 5.8p2 BindPort patch

Rory McNamara at
Thu Jul 21 20:00:30 EST 2011

I have discussed the problem with both of my (previous) IT teachers,
and they said it would probably be alright as long as I don't start
doing anything stupid. We can't ask for an exception becuase the rules
are maintained by the council, so it would be a lot more trouble than
it's worth to get ssh unblocked. As well as the fact that the general
attitude is that i shouldn't know what ssh is at this age (15/16)
anyway. Next year, supposedly the IT technician is a lot more friendly
(different site, same school), so i may talk to him about the various
protections and what it would take to get a hole put in. But i can't
do that until september when i go back.

On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 2:16 AM, Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel at> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 3:58 PM, Rory McNamara
> < at> wrote:
>> There's a firewall at school which only allows ss(l|h) connections
>> from port 443 to port 443, it also requires basic/NTLM auth. This
>> patch enables me to use corkscrew to to the auth and ssh to set the
>> source port. There may be other case scenarios of which i am unaware.
> Interesting. What will they do to you if they find out you're doing
> this sort of short circuit around their firewalls and possibly their
> published policies? I'm not saying it's not worthwhile to be able to
> do this, just wondering about the social consequences if you're
> caught.
> I'm not personally a big believer in filtering speech, but there are
> enough "warez" servers hosted at schools against the wishes of the
> people who pay for the equipment and the bandwidth that I'm curious
> why you can't ask, or haven't asked, your admins to put a hole in the
> firewall precisely for SSH connections if you really need it.

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