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SOCKS/SSH Tunneling for World of Warcraft
9:22 AM | Eddie Park | 3 comments

As September rolls around, so do university students as they shake off the summer and head back to school. Unfortunately for the gaming crowd, some universities tend to block ports in their networks, which can interfere with gaming. For the World of Warcraft crowd, a reader at Macosxhints.com has posted a short tutorial on SSH tunneling and SOCKS usage that allows gamers to get around such roadblocks.

I'm off to university in October, and although I only play an hour or two a day, I love WoW as it's a nice way to escape from reality. The only problem is that my university (and many others) block the ports needed for WoW (to stop malicious attacks, etc.), but they told me I could tunnel it if I could work out how. There are obviously many other reasons you'd want to tunnel WoW, and I've searched long and hard on how to do so, but no one has worked out how to do it on OS X (or at least documented doing so). Well, ladies and gents. I have, and here's how I did it.
The how-to includes console commands and recommends that the OS X developer tools be installed. Those interested in the methods can find the full read at Macosxhints.com.

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