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Re: broken DNS proxying at public wireless hotspots
On Sun, 4 Feb 2007, Peter J. Cherny wrote:
1) SSH out, by IP, to a known-useful host. 2) Resolve all IPs required there / use it as a proxy if feasible.
Depends on what you're trying to do over a public wlan, of course.
VPN solutions are indeed obvious, and are the other work around.
Suprised noones mentioned yet...
I hope the wireless you're using is free!!! If not, well, I wouldn't be paying for an obviously broken service. (And would be making all appropriate noises to the provider).
I would imagine the average NANOGer is going to be quite capable to get around the problem, as long as theres the ability to go out via known-IP (assuming no more strict filtering than that..). But obviously some people are going to struggle, and frankly, service providers who provide 'broken' services (and still charge for it) really get on my nerves....