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P2P not working in dorm room...

Discussion in 'Networking' started by ian80, Sep 18, 2003.

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  1. ian80

    ian80 Thread Starter

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    Ok, I've asked this on P2P forums and I get -- "look it up, its been asked many times". QWhen I do, the terms used and the instructions given are over my head.

    I just moved into a university residence. We are given free "high speed" access (yeah right!) and are all connected to the same server. Now, from what I've read, it seems that they have blocked a port...or something. Basically, when I open Kazaa Lite, if tells me that I'm connecting, but I never actually connect (and therefore can't search/download). I do not understand any of this. So, yeah, I know there is a way to fix it, but I don't know (or understand) how.
     
  2. scottosan

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    depending on the ports blocked, and the amount of management of the firewall, you may not be able to use PTP.
     
  3. ian80

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    hmmm...ok, well let's just say that the there is low management of the fire wall and very litttle ports are blocked...what could I do to try to get around it?
     
  4. JohnWill

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    Go to another school? :rolleyes: They block the ports to avoid abuse just as you're contemplating, and I don't think this site should be a party to circumventing those protections. (n)
     
  5. ian80

    ian80 Thread Starter

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    I don't see what the problem is...or what they are protecting. I'm in Canada...so there is no threat of legal action to the university. Also, as far as bandwidth use. i use it mostly the download the odd song -- I'm not download four movies at a time or anything like that.
     
  6. scottosan

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    Exactly, you not seeing the big picture that Network Engineers have to deal with. There is bandwith issues, virus issues, illegal activies, and security issues that can get way out of hand and P2P programs are one of the main pipes that cause these issues.
     
  7. JohnWill

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    I have to agree, just because you don't see what the problem is, that doesn't mean there isn't a problem. :)
     
  8. kellnz

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    There is probally nothing you can do anyway
    Its not a configuration setting on your end, its on the server.
    You would have to ask the network admin to unblock ports and i doubt that they would for the reasons listed in previous posts
     
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