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  1. motocross95

    motocross95 Thread Starter

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    I heard my campus disabled port 21 and a bunch of other ports to close down file sharing programs. Is there any way around it? A friend told me that bear share still worked but I have it now and it still won't connect. Is there a way that maybe I can redirect it to another port or something? Thank you.
     
  2. SavvyLady

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    You can share w/ many people in Morpheus. However sharing w/ all may not be what you had in mind.
    whatever you want to share... just put it in the shared folder. tell whomever what to look for . Should work fine.http://www.musiccity.com is where you go to download it


    the new ICQ 2001B has a share file. Not sure what port thats on though. Check the data on ICQ at http://www.cnet.com
    or http://www.icq.com

    another thought comes to mind as well. If you join yahoo/geocities they offer you a briefcase which you can share from.
    http://www.geocities.com

    hopefully this will help

    Savvy :)
     
  3. Max19

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    Bypassing network security and policies is not a good idea. Depending on the rules governing computer use at your school, you could end up in serious trouble.

    File sharing uses a lot of resources, both computer and network, and is very costly for companies and schools.

    If your school prohibits using file sharing programs, then don't use them.

    Helping people break rules is not a good idea either.
     
  4. hewee

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    Bear share is bad spyware.
     
  5. Rockn

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    Just because you use another port or redirect it doesn't mean they won't monitor your traffic and block that port as well. If you were to keep doing it I am sure they will take away all your internet access. I am sure they have a good reason for blocking FTP ports. If you want unrestriceted internet usage buy your own internet connection through a local ISP. Of course they have terms of service agreements too that mignt not allow file sharing.
     
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    Max and rockn are absolutely right about file sharing on networks of that nature. I am sure there are ways around it and some will try and some will succeed. The unfortunate part of that scenario is the school will further restrict everyone for the attempts of a few.
    Bandwidth, resources are a precious commodity on large networks and you really should appreciate the school giving you free access and not attempt to bypass the restrictions.
    Dave
     
  7. motocross95

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    Thanks for the help everyone. I might just have to wait to go home and start downloading on my speedy 56k. We'll work something out and thank you again.
     
  8. Davey7549

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    Good decision!
    You could always contact the Administrator and maybe work something out with them to use the high speed after heavy load hours. They may be amicable to your request or they may even have a procedure in place to accommodate the request.
    Worth a try!
    What's the worst they could say......... "no".
    Dave
     
  9. Rockn

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    Good idea davey!! Not a bad idea to be on the good side of the IS Dept of the uni....they can always help with support and other networking needs if you ever need it.
     
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