Ports blocked University -changing ports

October 29, 2009 at 13:53:54
Specs: Windows Vista
I've got a program that requires connection to the internet. My current internet connection is with my university network. Certain ports are block on this public connection to prevent torrenting. I have found the file on the program where I can change the ports, though I can not make sense of it, any help would be great

[Address FxV1]
Port RT First = 2020
Port RT Second = 2020
Port HT First = 2022
Port HT Second = 2022

Address RT First=rt-us-prim.fxclub.com
Address RT Second=rt-us-sec.fxclub.com
Address HT First=hist-us-prim.fxclub.com
Address HT Second=hist-us-sec.fxclub.com

[News Server]
Secondary IP=news-us-sec.fxclub.com
Secondary Port=200

[RealDealer Server]
Secondary IP=dealing-us-sec.fxclub.com
Secondary Port=104

[RealData Server]
Secondary IP=dealing-us-sec.fxclub.com
Secondary Port=103

[Real FB Dealer Server]
Secondary IP=dealing-us-sec.fxclub.com
Secondary Port=106

[Real FB Data Server]
Secondary IP=dealing-us-sec.fxclub.com
Secondary Port=105

[VirtualDealer Server]
Secondary IP=dealing-us-sec.fxclub.com
Secondary Port=102

[VirtualData Server]
Secondary IP=dealing-us-sec.fxclub.com
Secondary Port=101

[CHGKData Server]
Secondary IP=dealing-us-sec.fxclub.com
Secondary Port=107

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October 29, 2009 at 15:00:10
You might want to rethink trying to circumvent the security the university has in place.

Things to keep in mind.

A) The network is the property of the university, not you, and that gives them every right in the world to say what can and can't be done on it/with it.

B) You likely signed off on an "appropriate use" policy which I wager clearly states what the universities network can, and cannot be used for. Since they've blocked torrents, if you read the fine print carefully, it likely says right in there that running p-to-p software and the trafficking in, or downloading of illegal files of any kind is against their policy.

C) Attempting to bypass any security the university has put in place on their equipment/network would leave you liable for:
1) Immediate expulsion (with no refunds)
2) Legal charges

So, the question you need to ask yourself is, "Is downloading illegal [music/movies/software] worth risking your schooling and criminal charges for?"

A mature adult would live with the restrictions forced on them by the university, or, they would simply pay for their own separate highspeed internet which you could use however you please.

Just for the record, you're not likely to get any help here. This is a "tech help" site, not a hacking site.

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October 29, 2009 at 16:11:27

I did not mention at all about torrenting (reread what I wrote), your whole rant has served no purpose . Im trying to change the ports on a forex trading platform. http://www.fxclub.com/forex-platform/. I'm not breaking any university policies by doing this, and certain ports have been assigned for such things. All ports are monitored anyway.

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October 29, 2009 at 16:40:08
© 2009 Forex Club Financial Company, Inc. All rights reserved.
1200 South Avenue, Suite 203, Staten Island, New York 10314, United States
US Toll-Free: 1-800-881-3809, email: info@fxclub.com

Contact the company & ask them what you can do.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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October 29, 2009 at 17:16:41
I contacted them via live chat, they didn't know what to do, they suggested contacting the support@..., which I've done, but I havn't received a reply.

This company offers two very similar programes one which connects to the internet (though doesn't do what I need it to) but has the port file .....

[Address FxV1]
Port RT First = 443
Port RT Second = 110
Port HT First = 443
Port HT Second = 110

Address RT First=mf-rt-us-prim.fxclub.com
Address RT Second=mf-rt-us-sec.fxclub.com
Address HT First=mf-hist-us-prim.fxclub.com
Address HT Second=mf-hist-us-sec.fxclub.com

[News Server]
Secondary IP=mf-news-us-sec.fxclub.com
Secondary Port=110

Secondary IP=mf-dealing-us-sec.fxclub.com
Secondary PortData=110
Secondary PortDealer=110

If you notice this is very similar to the code in the programe I am trying to get to work. I know which ports are open , but im not sure which parts in the code in my original question I need to change..

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October 29, 2009 at 19:09:43
here is my observation:

You have primary and child name space referances

Then you have port and secondary port which are all the same
Secondary Port=102

Then you have a label which is anthing inside the [ ]

I'm ignoring this format but the ports are noteworthy.
Secondary PortData=110
Secondary PortDealer=110

The "mf-dealing-us-prim.fxclub.com" is listening on the designated port which is Port=106.
Port 443 is https which is secure http
Port 110 can be a proxy-ed port for receiving email

All of the above was informational
Below is my conclusion

The first change to be made would have to be on the internet destination. It would have to listen on different ports then the ones listed. It would have to listen on the ports you list.

Given your situation [not ceo of fxclub] the only way you accomplish having your file edit to work is via a router and port translation.
You don't have control over the router at the uni. so you can't do that.

Talk to fxclub and see if they listen on any ports different than the ones listed. Otherwize your file edit will make no difference.

BTW really doubt the uni is blocking 110 and 443. Question is are they blocking the rest.
Ask them. You may not have a port problem at all.

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October 30, 2009 at 03:11:14
Okay I will try contacting fxclub again, thankyou for you help

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October 30, 2009 at 08:00:46
I did not mention at all about torrenting (reread what I wrote),

I'm thinking you're the person needing to reread son. Tell you what, I'll make it easy on you kid, read the following quote from your original post:

Certain ports are block on this public connection to prevent torrenting.

Perhaps I did misunderstand the reference but if you reread your original post I'm sure you'll understand why it left me thinking you want to bypass security in order to use torrents.

Just for the record, it wasn't a rant, I was trying to enlighten you and possibly help you out. You'd be surprised just how many kids in college ask us for advice on how to do just that.....bypass the colleges security for their own nefarious purposes.

What I said still applies. If you try to circumvent security, you're liable to get expelled and charged criminally. Period, full stop.

I doubt the college would care about your reason for doing it.

Contact the college's IT people and speak with them about it as they are the people who's help, and/or permission, you need.

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October 30, 2009 at 12:16:42
My thoughts are similar to Wanderer's in that the company's destination ports can't be changed by that program or file & the university's blocked ports can't be unblocked by it either.

Do is what Curt suggested. Ask the IT staff of the university if they will allow the connection. Other than that, take a laptop off campus & look for another connection.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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