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Tunneling POP3

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2003 3:15 am
by vitoco
This week I quit my job and joined another big enterprise. :D

Now, I cannot login to the forum and cannot check my POP3 accounts with PT, because of a very restrictive proxy/firewall. :evil:

Do someone know a method to tunnel POP3 trough an HTTP connection?

++Vitoco

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2003 1:49 pm
by ilNebbioso
Antifirewall 35$

A quick search didn't give me any open source solution. :evil:

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2003 7:12 pm
by Khurram
If you can use a socks proxy, then you can use SocksCap32 from www.socks.permeo.com . I think it is free for non-commercial use.

Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2003 11:29 pm
by ilNebbioso
Khurram,
I surfed very interested to the website you linked to, but I wasn't able to understand how it works.

My friend situation is that he cannot use ftp services blocked by a firewall. May this sw help him?

Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2005 12:50 am
by Attila
So old topic ....
But if someone reads...
To react Khurram's entry. Now it is not needed to use SocksCap for PopTray. My socks plug-in is available for some months at:

PopTray's SourceForge download page

Attila

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 4:33 pm
by vitoco
Thanks Attila!!!

2 questions:

- Is viewtopic.php?p=11959#11959 the only user manual available for your plugin?

- Why did you use transparency for it's setup?

Thanks again...

++V

Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 5:31 pm
by Attila
Hi Vitoco,

Have you tried it and working ? You would be the first who tell me that using it and works. (Naturally for me also works and I use it for 5 months)
Till now only HenryC asked about it in the original topic. And just two days ago martin-wb asked in topic 'Connect over a proxy server...' which I've just answered and asked for traces.


At the moment yes, the only user manual is there. If you think we can make an other topic together to get bigger popularity.
In my opinion the setup panel is self-describing, but tell me if you have questions.

I just tried this transparency thing. But I used to place the setup window over PopTray window and I think it is cool if not hide it totally.


BTW, I've read that your son was born 2 weeks ago. Congratulation!

   Attila

Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 6:57 pm
by vitoco
Attila wrote:Have you tried it and working ? You would be the first who tell me that using it and works.
Yes, I tried it, and no, it didn't work because my employer's proxy does not have socks enabled :(

The transparency thing was annoying because no other plugin's configuration popup uses that.

++V

PS: Thanks for the greetings...

Re: Tunneling POP3

Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 6:25 am
by lemming
Congrats on the new job, and I hope it comes with a bigger paycheck ;)

Anyway, I had success with a product called HTTHost/HTTPort which is a free program avail at http://www.htthost.com/ . However, you will need access to some other reliable Net connection, such as a home DSL connection.

HTTHost does exactly what you describe, and I've even gotten it to work with PopTray. I face a similar firewall situation at work.

However, I have not used HTTHost since last year. I have since found an open port in the firewall, and am now using a combination of a socks server at home and a port forwarder at work which allows for more types of Net activity.

I recall having some trouble setting up HTTHost; it is not very user-friendly, and the documentation isn't too good. However, it does work - if you can figure out the setup.

-LM 8)
vitoco wrote:This week I quit my job and joined another big enterprise. :D

Now, I cannot login to the forum and cannot check my POP3 accounts with PT, because of a very restrictive proxy/firewall. :evil:

Do someone know a method to tunnel POP3 trough an HTTP connection?

++Vitoco

Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 3:35 pm
by Attila
Hey Lem,

You are in a bit late. He got his new job almost two years ago. :)


Vitoco,

You should try the 'nmap' tool. With this tool you can discover which ports on your proxy are available.
The output of the tool is something like this:

Starting nmap 3.81 ( http://www.insecure.org/nmap ) at 2005-08-26 15:35 Central PopTray Time
Interesting ports on proxy.vitoco.cl (200.72.129.196):
(The 1649 ports scanned but not shown below are in state: closed)
PORT STATE SERVICE
21/tcp      open  ftp
22/tcp      open  ssh
23/tcp      open  telnet
80/tcp      open  http
1080/tcp  open  socks
3128/tcp  open  squid-http
5554/tcp  open  sasser-virus
8080/tcp  open  http-proxy

Nmap finished: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 0.594 seconds


   Attila