The Griffith Halls of Residence: Internet access

The iLug venue, like most Halls of Residence, colleges, and of course corporate empires has a fairly low opinion of what its users will do with unrestricted access. And of course, us computer professionals think that this is ultimately unfair. So it was with a certain degree of pleasure that I managed to get The Onion Routing Network working on my Mac, so that it used a local proxy host to route packets via HTTP so that the college proxy server would allow me to download my mail...



Basically, install the TOR stuff, remembering to set up the proxy gateway for the college network, and then use the local SOCKS proxy - 127.0.0.1:9050 - in your location document - in the proxy field beside the word SOCKS..