Glenn Kelley on 25 Nov 2008 15:32:58 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] phone as modem

ah nuts - i use sprint... never had those issues.
you could if its a modem just ssh in
since you have tcp/ip and then tunnel your reqeusts for dns elsewhere

On Nov 25, 2008, at 4:04 PM, sean finney wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 10:02:32AM -0500, Eric wrote:
>> Wow, that sounds like a perfect use for OpenDNS.  I wonder if one  
>> could
>> actually route around the Verizon overlords?
> i think often there's other wierd layer 3 stuff going on so that
> even if you try to use your own dns servers, and even if you can  
> talk to them,
> the network will still detect and reroute your outgoing connections  
> to a
> central host.
> in the worst case scenario there's nothing you can do about it, if the
> admin/design is smart enough, though often my experience is that this
> is not the case.
> for example, sometimes your outgoing dns requests will work, but all
> tcp/ip connections are routed to some central server until you pay  
> them,
> login, etc.  you can get around it if you take the time to set up a  
> tcp/dns
> implementation beforehand, and of course in debian there are no less  
> than 3
> different implementations i've heard of for doing this[1].
> sometimes it's even more lax and it's only tcp/ip which is
> inspected/intercepted, in which case you could use a standard dns  
> openvpn
> tunnel instead, though i think from a coolness factor having a tcp/dns
> tunnel wins :)
> 	sean
> [1] dns2tcp, iodine, and nstx
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