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I am now back at University Halls with my wonderfully fast broadband internet connection, however its useless unless I can download stuff from Kazza; does anyone know how to byepass the University firewall so I can once again enjoy exploiting the good ol' RIAA?
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That would depend on the firewall configuration...

the best way may be to look at tunnelling Kazaa through http...

but I didn't tell you that

Fortunately it's practically an invisible firewall here at Cambridge, I think there are only three or so ports blocked.

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(Original post by MurphysMoment.)
I am now back at University Halls with my wonderfully fast broadband internet connection, however its useless unless I can download stuff from Kazza; does anyone know how to byepass the University firewall so I can once again enjoy exploiting the good ol' RIAA?
i haven't found anyway but i use ares or soulseek which don't appear to have been blocked
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(Original post by MurphysMoment.)
I am now back at University Halls with my wonderfully fast broadband internet connection, however its useless unless I can download stuff from Kazza; does anyone know how to byepass the University firewall so I can once again enjoy exploiting the good ol' RIAA?
You can mask your IP or use a BNC as far as I know, tunneling is another method too... do some searches on google.
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Are we talking a software, or hardware firewally here. Sygate? Conseal? Zone? Nortons? Black Ice? In effect, you just need to change the configurations to allow two ports to access the kazaa network. Though, you'd probably need to download a password cracker in order to make these changes.
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(Original post by Sire)
Are we talking a software, or hardware firewally here. Sygate? Conseal? Zone? Nortons? Black Ice? In effect, you just need to change the configurations to allow two ports to access the kazaa network. Though, you'd probably need to download a password cracker in order to make these changes.
University firewalls, that block ranges of ports.
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(Original post by MurphysMoment.)
I am now back at University Halls with my wonderfully fast broadband internet connection, however its useless unless I can download stuff from Kazza; does anyone know how to byepass the University firewall so I can once again enjoy exploiting the good ol' RIAA?
That reminds me of a funny story I heard at Magdalen - some chap used Kazaa (which is banned) to download all three of the LOTR films - simultaneously! Unsurprisingly, the network people caught on to this huge bandwidth usage and he was caught and reprimanded.

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That reminds me of a funny story I heard at Magdalen - some chap used Kazaa (which is banned) to download all three of the LOTR films - simultaneously! Unsurprisingly, the network people caught on to this huge bandwidth usage and he was caught and reprimanded.

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Wow, hilarious!
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Using a university connection to download illegal mp3s from kazaa is in breach of contract (not only with the university but with JANET) - and trying to hack the system to do this when the administrators have taken precautions to prevent is just asking for trouble.

Do this at your own risk...risking losing access to the uni network and computer facilities would be more than I would be prepared to do.
Thats a fair point, but generally the administrators don't put a tracker on thier precautions, so getting caught will usually only come about if you're foolish. I'd still have to advise against it though.
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Yep I remember reading some guidlines in my handbook it mentioned Janet. Do not download pornographic images unless you have persmission to do so by your tutor. If you don't you will be breaching JANET regulations.
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(Original post by Alaric)
the best way may be to look at tunnelling Kazaa through http...
Tunnelling a P2P prog thru http!!?? Expect very slow download speeds if you try this. Not least because HTTP tunnelling relies on some third party server whose available bandwidth is going to be miniscule compared to your Uni's connection. Sometimes you can pay to use a members-only tunnelling server ... but even this solution is gonna be fairly slow (not more than 60 KB/s) - and who the hell is gonna pay to use kazaa

no, tunnelling kazaa is not a good idea.

if ur IT dept is not terribly good, this might work.....
I would first figure out where kazaa is being blocked (is it really the firewall? or is it blocked at the switch level?). if its at the switch, snmp in (using community string 'private') and tftp the cisco config to ur pc. look at the config file and u see if the encrypted passwords r prefixed by a '5' or a '7'. if its a 7, then u're in luck. if it's a 5, then 'secret' passwords have been enabled and it's probably not worth continuing. anyway, hopefully its a 7 .


gaaah, im gettin bored. anyway, if u don't mind changing the config on the switch or, if its blocked at the firewall, impersonating another computer (both of which would get u into a bit of trouble) PM me and i will try and help u. otherwise, buy the goddamn music!!
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would someone explain to me how you get the internet in halls of residence??

i know you plug you computer into the wall with the modem and whatever..but the actual service??

do you get it free or do you pay the uni or what?? or do you have to get your own isp?

help!
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I hope kazaa works at the uni I go to, I dont know what I'd do without the massive amount of porn I currently have.
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I hope kazaa works at the uni I go to, I dont know what I'd do without the massive amount of porn I currently have.
I bet you're tossing and turning in your sleep.

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I bet you're tossing and turning in your sleep.

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I really am Thats all anyone uses kazaa for anyway.
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would someone explain to me how you get the internet in halls of residence??

i know you plug you computer into the wall with the modem and whatever..but the actual service??

do you get it free or do you pay the uni or what?? or do you have to get your own isp?

help!
my question has been answered by my first choice uni - "All rooms are inclusive of voice/data services. THIS SERVICE PROVIDES FREE ACCESS TO THE INTERNET via modem, voicemail, free internal calls and external calls via a prepaid phonecard (PC and modem not supplied)."

yippee!!!
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Kazaa connects through port 1214. universitiies disable this port. change the post number on kazaa options to a different open one.
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Kazaa connects through port 1214. universitiies disable this port. change the post number on kazaa options to a different open one.

Hi, thanks for the knowledge; could you give any more info please? Thanks.
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Hi, thanks for the knowledge; could you give any more info please? Thanks.
The Kazaa program connect to the outside world through a certain port (1214). Univesities block its use by blocking traffic through that port. If you know of a different port that is open on your computer you can change to that in Kazaa options and you should be able to connect.

Another option (which I use) is to download Kazaa-Lite. Its a modified version of Kazaa with lots of useful features, such as no ads or spyware, and it automatically blocks known RIAA or law inforcement IP addresses. You can also disable people from viewing your files. and it automatically bypasses port 1214. You can get this useful program here

http://www.k-lite.tk/index.asp
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Kazaa lite will try to use port 80 if other ports that it usually uses are not available.

That said, kazaa is rubbish anyway. Bit torrent, FTPs, newsgroups and direct connect are all better.

Cambridge uni has an absolutely massive internal direct connect network...
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