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I am writing an RMI program, and I have borrowed a laptop from IT people in my department to use as a server. However I do not have administrator privileges on this laptop, and am thus unable to allow my application to bypass the firewall. Does this mean I will be unable to use this computer as an RMI server? Are there any workarounds?

Applications like google chrome are allowed to access the internet from this device, so accessing the network is not a problem, so I feel like there should be a way for my application to access the internet as well.

Thank you in advance!

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Applications like Google chrome are allowed because the port on which they work is well accepted by firewalls, However in your case firewalls can't allow any arbitrary port to become open for the network. That violates the essential feature of firewalls. – aProgrammer Jun 13 '13 at 5:20
Thanks! (since this was moved to superuser I lack the reputation to upvote you but hopefully someone else does in my stead) – Ranchhoddas Shamaldas Chanchad Jun 13 '13 at 14:40

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