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In my University, my professor provided us with his server address, but he said that we can only access his server through our University's wireless network.

He also said, there is a way to access his server from outside.

Our University's server is Polaris and I can connect to my university server using telnet and my user name/password.

What is the available way to browse my professor's web page from out campus that is on his own server that is connected only to the university server.

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Can you only use telnet or do they allow SSH as well? Telnet is a bit outdated an much less secure, but that is beside the point. If you can SSH I would tunnel in (and will add an answer with how if you can). –  nerdwaller Mar 26 '13 at 0:45
    
They allow SSH but I do not know it. He also said that SSH is the way he meant. Yes please put an answer. –  MIH1406 Mar 26 '13 at 0:51
    
You'll probably should contact the university networking team and get an answer. Having us attempt to crack the university network is not really an appropriate type of question. –  mdpc Mar 26 '13 at 3:14
    
@mdpc is this considered cracking? –  MIH1406 Mar 26 '13 at 3:52
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@mdpc this isn't cracking; he's asking how to legitimately access university resources from off-campus. Setting up ssh tunneling for authorized use is neither illegal, unethical, nor "cracking". –  nhinkle Mar 26 '13 at 4:46

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Since SSH is allowed, I would do a simple SSH tunnel, something like what is discussed in this post.

I was going to write it all up, but found this page that does it much better than I could have. As a summary:

In Linux/Unix/Cygwin:

ssh -C2qTnN -D 9090 username@server

This sets up a socks proxy for it, and requires you to then tell your browser to use port 9090 for traffic (follow the link above for that). (9090 is used because it's a non-reserved port on the system, though typically I use 8080 which is the common alternate to the one used for normal HTTP traffic (80)).

On Windows, the link shows how to establish this via puTTY - I have tried both ways previously and had success (Cygwin on windows, in my linux terminal or using Putty).

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I set up my tunnels using PuTTY via the command line (Windows) by doing "ssh -R 9090:127.0.0.1:22 username@server" where 9090 is the port I am running the tunnel over. –  ekaj Mar 26 '13 at 1:06
    
Definitely a good way to do it, that's how mine is currently set-up(similar, anyways). I just didn't want to go into setting up environmental variables and such for the OP. Thanks @ekaj –  nerdwaller Mar 26 '13 at 1:09

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