As long as there's no e.g. file-sharing we won't run afoul of the JANET or
OUCS rules. The only potential stumbling block is college network
administrators and their internal firewalls, but there's amount of
discrepancy between colleges and as you say, there's always the option of
tunnelling out over e.g. ssh. (I wouldn't be on IRC without it.)
[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Gordon Joly
Sent: 06 August 2008 21:54
Subject: Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Wikimania Oxford 2010
Every room in college accommodation has an Ethernet point. However
our IT guy is notoriously stroppy about letting external people on
the network. However if the college authorities were onboard then
I'm sure he could be overruled, as they will certainly understand
that internet access is a base requirement for us.
We have discussed this in years past. The JANET networks seem to have
some restrictions in their terms of service.
This is not a problem, really, since we can go up the food chain
until we get the access required (e.g. full web access, chat, etc).
Could an alternative be to build a distinct network and then tunnel
across JANET (live a VPN) to a remote server or two?
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