[maemo-users] N800 and network security

From: Aaron Westerdale pvillese at gmail.com
Date: Wed Feb 28 19:39:33 EET 2007
We have a similar problem on our campus.  We did finally convince the admins
to allow any OS on the network and to finally offer wireless.  But the
wireless is extremely limited based on ports.  Is there anyway other than
setting up a proxy server at my house to use VOIP on N800 through ports I
could specify such as 80 or some of the ports typically used for secure
communication.  It appears they only restrict ports and not what goes over
the open ports.  I want to be able to purchase a phone number(don't really
care which company) or use Google talk so my wife or the day care could call
me on-campus even if I'm not in my office.  I'm not a big fan of cell phones
especially since I usually have wifi were I am.  By the way getting them to
open more ports is a no win situation.  Any help is greatly appreciated.

On 2/27/07, James Sparenberg <james at linuxrebel.org> wrote:
> On Tuesday 27 February 2007 08:52:31 DAVID BURGER wrote:
> > I'd like to connect to my departmental network (Windows  based), but our
> > IT folks won't let me for fear of viruses, worms, etc.  Is there
> > anything on the web that I can show them that would indicate that the
> > N800 is not a security risk?  Or maybe it is???  Thanks!
> >
> >
> >
> > Dave
> Dave,  Your first difficulty is teaching a windows admin how computers
> work.
> Beyond that *evil grin* here is one of the top experts in Linux and
> Windows
> administration in the Bay area an his viewpoints.
> http://linuxmafia.com/~rick/faq/index.php?page=virus
> In general they are more of a danger to you than you are to them.
> James
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