[FOSDEM] FOSDEM needs better netadmins

Edwin Mons e at ik.nu
Wed Feb 28 11:57:10 CET 2007


Gerry Demaret wrote:
> 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
> connection...

Or be a nice Netizen and use SMTPS and SASL authentication with your
mail provider ;)  It worked all weekend for me without reconfiguration.

Edwin




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