openSSH 5.8p2 BindPort patch

Nico Kadel-Garcia nkadel at
Thu Jul 21 23:16:41 EST 2011

On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 6:00 AM, Rory McNamara
< at> wrote:
> 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.

This makes some sense, thanks for sharing it. Perhaps you can
negotiate a proxy, rather than a simple hole in the firewall, to allow
access for SSH to source control repositories like sourceforge and

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