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.