IIT, Kharagpur network is the largest gigabit network in eastern region of India. The network spreads not only in academic area but also covers the hall of residences. We are connected to outside world by three different Internet links. The links are Singtel, Reliance and BSNL.

Web Access (http services)

There is no direct access to Internet. It can be accessed only through proxy servers. Details of the proxy servers for http are given below in the format IP Address:Port Number:

Proxy for Airtel Link

Proxies for BSNL Link

Present status of full text access of Online journals

Journals that can be accessed online are listed below

Telnet Services

The facility is to access outside world servers through telnet service is also provided through telnet proxy server. It is important to note that telnet client is already available in both the major operating systems used - windows and linux. Details of the proxy server for telnet is given below in the format IP Address:Port Number: An example of uses of telnet is given below:

For Windows:
C:\WINDOWS> telnet 144.16.203.108
You will get a prompt Welcome to Telnet Service>
[Type here your remote machine IP Address or Hostname]

For UNIX/LINUX:
$ telnet 144.16.203.108
Trying 144.16.203.108...
Connected to 144.16.203.108.
Escape character is '^]'.
Welcome to Telnet Service>
[Type here your remote machine IP Address or Hostname]

ftp Services

The facility to access outside world servers through ftp service is also provided through ftp proxy server. It is important to note that ftp client is already available in linux. For windows operating systems any ftp client may be used. The most popular ftp client is WS_FTP. Details of the ftp proxy server is given below in the format IP Address:Port Number:
  • 144.16.203.108:7070
An example of uses of ftp is given below:

For Windows: Using WS_FTP.
In the session profile dialog box, enter the following : ( Note : ravi@company.com is only an example )
Host Name : 144.16.203.108
User ID : ravi@company.com
In Advanced settings, set remote port to 7070.
In the popup dialog box, enter your Password.


For UNIX/LINUX:

$ ftp 144.16.203.108 7070
Connected to 144.16.203.108 (144.16.203.108).
220 WinGate Engine FTP Gateway ready
Name (144.16.203.108:guest): ravi@company.com
Password:

Socks Services

The facility to access outside world servers through ssh service is also provided through socks proxy server. Details of the socks proxy server is given below in the format IP Address:Port Number:
  • 144.16.203.108:2080
For Windows:
Download ftp client for windows (for e.g., absolute telnet) and install it.
In proxy settings set IP address (144.16.203.108) and port number (8080).
Use ssh.

For UNIX/LINUX:
Download and install runsocks.
Set an environment variable with following command
export SOCKS_SERVER=144.16.203.108:1080
For ssh run following command:
runsocks ssh user-id@domain-name

[Alternatively you can use following, if above does not work properly]
At prompt run following command
ssh sshguests@10.3.100.110
At the passward prompt give sshguests
For ssh run following command:
ssh user-id@domain-name

Downloads

  • absolute telnet (Windows paltform)
    It can be used as a ssh client and telnet client. download

  • ws_ftp pro (Windows paltform)
    It can be used for ftp and sftp. download

  • runsocks (linux paltform)
    It is reuired for ssh while trying to access any outside IIT server through socks proxy. download



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