[FOSDEM] FOSDEM needs better netadmins

Gerry Demaret gdemaret at fosdem.org
Wed Feb 28 11:45:09 CET 2007

Xavi Drudis Ferran wrote:
> I had mixed success with wifi, but quite OK. 
> I could never send mail through SMTP (port 25) to my email provider (tinet.org) 
> though. I doubte whether that was some bug or an administrative decision (or just 
> some misconfiguration on my side, I didn't take much time to debug my firewall, 
> etc., although it works elsewhere).

SMTP is blocked on the university's network. It's their policy, not 
ours. This is a common practice to avoid people sending spam from the 
university's internet connection.

One way to bypass it is to tunnel your SMTP connection through an SSH 

Kind regards,


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