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Oct
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comment What security implications are there for allowing outbound SSH traffic?
Also, SSH may be restricted because of fear of internal hacks/connections to school devices if they are in the same lan which most schools are lazy to separate student and production lans.
Oct
11
comment What security implications are there for allowing outbound SSH traffic?
Sorry, let me clear that statement "the security guys will catch you". If there is a traffic shaping device on the network which major schools have, the usage of data/traffic will flag your IP address. Most Security/Network admins will analyze this traffic and usually detect non-compliance (port redirection..etc). Bypassing internet use policies is usually frowned upon because most of the time users who use these methods (I have been there) are downloading things they shouldn't or using the school network for devious goals. I am not saying all are but from my experience most are.
Oct
11
comment What security implications are there for allowing outbound SSH traffic?
@ ce_prof I understand your concern and I have had many discussions about this topic. One thing you have to realize is that the Universities networks are prime sources of zombie machines and hacking launch locations nationwide. The same freedom that allows internet freedom to students or any user in the school system is one of the largest weaknesses affecting us all.