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International Internet Access

2009-02-08 00:48:46.199433+00 by ebradway 4 comments

I've been at a conference in Mexico for a week now. It's at a nicer hotel than I usually stay in - and that means I had to shell out about $700MXN for a week of internet access. But the access sucks. I always get a clear signal but Google is basically unusable most of the time. Comes up with a 104 error. I've been trying to get on Frontier Airline's site to check my seat assignment for the flight back but it also comes up with a 104. Flutterby works perfectly. MSN also works just fine.

I just checked the IP I'm getting from DHCP and it's a 193.168.x.x address. That's pretty peculiar... Maybe if I stood up a proxy somewhere sane...

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-02-08 04:00:34.9994+00 by: Dan Lyke

Sounds like you're being routed through an HTTP proxy server. Give a holler if you'd like an account on the Flutterby server and instructions on SSH tunneling your web traffic.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-02-09 05:17:35.117595+00 by: ebradway

Back home now... It was mostly an inconvenience last night when I was trying to take care of our seats on the flight. Thanks for the offer. Might take you up in the future.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-02-09 15:49:00.513096+00 by: TheSHAD0W

I've been trying to do this too, but Vista (my notebook is also my Vista testing machine) doesn't seem to want to tunnel. Very annoying.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-02-09 16:24:21.923184+00 by: Dan Lyke

Huh. I'd just try Putty with the -L. You'd undoubtedly have to dial back the "firewall", but is that what's not working for you?