Originally posted by Warez Monster
well how do they do it then?
I couldnt tell you how they do it at colleges as this isnt what I administer, but my saying is "if they've spent the time implementing it, they'll be monitoring for people trying to bypass it".
I to would be curious how they go about catching something like http://www.http-tunnel.com/html/
which simply acts as a SOCKS server on port 80, which port 80 is a standard HTTP port.
The only thing I could think of is that they must have a list of common firewall bypassing sites such as the one mentioned above and if this passes through its CACHE it triggers an alarm with IP, Mac address and other info. I think that agreement you sign gives them the right to search your computer if they suspect foul play doesnt it? Dont we have any college administrators here? I say the penalty threat would be enough for me not to try to bypass it since you could get expelled and even fined criminally.