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IRC and gerrit blocked on dev summit wifi
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It seems like IRC ports are blocked on the Dev Summit wifi. Gerrit pushes are blocked as well, unless you reconfigure to push over https.

(There are a number of folks near me who are having trouble obtaining IP addresses on the wifi as well.)

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People are using webchat or ssh tunnels for now. But it would nice to get this fixed.

Assuming you're talking about UCSF-Guest, I doubt we can get that changed. It's a UCSF-wide network for all guests (not just our conference) and has always been whitelist-based on ports.

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I don't remember this being a problem last year. But maybe we were just using etherpad for chat last year?

In any case, we should publicize the problem & a suggested solution, for example: https://webchat.freenode.net

Rachel and I talked with one of the UCSF people, and they gave me a list of the unblocked ports on the wifi:

  • tcp/22, udp/53, tcp/80, udp/123, tcp/443. tcp/465, udp/500, tcp/993, tcp/995, tcp/1723, tcp/3389, udp/4500, udp/10000

They're not able to unblock any ports, so we should advertise webchat as an alternative, and pushing over HTTPS for gerrit.

Gerrit is blocked too, which is rather inconvenient.

In the future we should certainly consider setting up our own WiFi network when we use this venue.

cscott renamed this task from IRC blocked on dev summit wifi to IRC and gerrit blocked on dev summit wifi.Jan 4 2016, 6:13 PM
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In any case, we should publicize the problem & a suggested solution

Is https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Developer_Summit_2016#Connection_to_IRC_.2F_Gerrit_on_the_wifi sufficient to close this task?

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Closing INVALID, as it's not really something we can fix and there's workarounds available for both IRC and Gerrit.

Also: port blocking is lame, way to go ucsf.