SFR GPRS with Debian

I use Nokia E65 phone and SFR (french mobile phone provider). Note there is at least two possibilities for access: wapsfr (for WAP browsing and AFAIK illimited) and websfr (less restricted but with high-cost level). I will only speak about wapsfr here. For connecting, it’s the same method like Orange SFR with Debian excepted you set wapfr instead of in /etc/ppp/peers/gprs-wvdial.conf file. Then you are now connected but access seems restricted to 80 and 443 ports via proxy (NetApp/6.0.7 NetCache appliance announced by HTTP headers). For HTTP browsing, you must change your User-Agent to Vodafone/1.0/HTC_Mercury/ for HTTP browsing. Of course, no problem for HTTPS browsing. And for SSH (for example SSH tunnel to have a full Internet access), you can use corkscrew and a SSH server reachable on tcp/443 to bypass the proxy. Just “apt-get” it and launch:

ssh -o "ProxyCommand /usr/bin/corkscrew %h %p %h %p" -p 443 login@your_ssh_server

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3 Responses to “SFR GPRS with Debian”

  1. ScriptFanix says:

    Any idea on how to do this using bluetooth instead of the USB cable ? Thinking about my Nokia N800…

  2. Frans says:

    It doesn’t seem to work anymore :-(

    Proxy could not open connnection to
    ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host

  3. Frans says:

    OK in fact, it’s working with:

    ssh -o “ProxyCommand /usr/bin/corkscrew 8080 %h %p” login@server

    FOR SFR france :-)