I recently wrote about trying to bypass bans on gambling imposed by foreign governments. Well, I’ve been totally foiled. I thought I might be able to get around the government IP bans by doing some SSH port forwarding but I can’t even SSH into the box from the ISP that I’ve been attempting this from. I also can’t access normal IMAP ports either so perhaps this particular ISP has some real lockdowns in an effort to keep people from abusing the system. I can reach the same machine via HTTP (port 80) but most other ports seemed blocked. I can’t imagine that the government is blocking IMAP and SSH ports so I can only assume that this is ISP-centric.

Bill Rini
Bill Rini is currently the Head of Online Poker for WSOP. He has been working in the online poker industry since 2004 and has held management roles at Full Tilt Poker and PartyPoker.