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Old 01-06-2008, 04:49 PM   #1
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Linux, WoW and SSH

Hey guys,

I am new to Linux, previously a Windows user. I have very limited knowledge of my distro, Ubuntu but do have a good knowledge of Windows. I can navigate everything fine and understand how many things work but my problem is that I dont know many of the good applications.

Im a WoW player and decided I would install it on Ubuntu. All works fine, The graphics and everything are ok, using WINE.

My problem is this, I live in university halls, and they block alot of traffic, based on it being non-educational. I can understand that for blocking things like p2p and BitTorrent, bandwidth hogs.

I dont really see why they block WoW, very low bandwidth requirements.

Anyway, I got around this on Windows by using Putty to connect to my shell and then using Proxifier to tunnel all traffic from Wow.exe. I have also used socksify if that helps you understand what I was doing.

What I need is a way of "trapping" all traffic from wow.exe and sending it to my own machine ( where it can be forwarded to my shell and around their restrictions.

I have tried the various bash commands to connect to a shell but they dont work. Im behind a Proxy that seems to mess everything up. To connect to my shell on Linux I have to use Putty. Not a big deal, I only really use it for WoW. So many SSH bash commands dont work for me.

Thanks for any comments.

Old 01-06-2008, 06:07 PM   #2
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Linux has excellent support for SSH.
If you could do it with putty, you should be able to do it with ssh also.

Here is an excellent tutorial.
Old 01-07-2008, 04:07 AM   #3
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Been trying that but always get an error, "no route to host". I assume this is because im behind a proxy server. Is there a way to make this method aware of the proxy.

Putty connects fine but the forwarding doesnt want to work. I have it set up how it worked on Windows. I open the dynamic post 7070 and route all my apps to on port 7070 and it wont work. Perhaps because of the proxy again?



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