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SSH?
I'm more interested in the PDA/Smartphone data plan, but there doesn't seem to be a sub-forum for that. This is the closest I could find, and I'm hoping someone might know the answer here since the terms & conditions have the same language for both.

Can I use an SSH client with any sort of AT&T data plan? They all say they're restricted to "internet browsing", "email", and "intranet access". I could see SSH conceivably being covered as intranet access, but there's no real definition given.

If there is a more appropriate forum for this question, please move this or direct me to it. Thanks.
I'm more interested in the PDA/Smartphone data plan, but there doesn't seem to be a sub-forum for that. This is the closest I could find, and I'm hoping someone might know the answer here since the terms & conditions have the same language for both.

Can I use an SSH client with any sort of AT&T data plan? They all say they're restricted to "internet browsing", "email", and "intranet access". I could see SSH conceivably being covered as intranet access, but there's no real definition given.

If there is a more appropriate forum for this question, please move this or direct me to it. Thanks.
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gohanman wrote:
I'm more interested in the PDA/Smartphone data plan, but there doesn't seem to be a sub-forum for that. This is the closest I could find, and I'm hoping someone might know the answer here since the terms & conditions have the same language for both.

Can I use an SSH client with any sort of AT&T data plan? They all say they're restricted to "internet browsing", "email", and "intranet access". I could see SSH conceivably being covered as intranet access, but there's no real definition given.

If there is a more appropriate forum for this question, please move this or direct me to it. Thanks.

SSH, then pine/mail/etc. there's your email access Smiley Happy Seriously, I can't see why SSH client use would be prohibited what the T&C is designed to guard against is things like hosting and such. I wouldn't run an SSH server but a client should be fine.
*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.
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gohanman wrote:
I'm more interested in the PDA/Smartphone data plan, but there doesn't seem to be a sub-forum for that. This is the closest I could find, and I'm hoping someone might know the answer here since the terms & conditions have the same language for both.

Can I use an SSH client with any sort of AT&T data plan? They all say they're restricted to "internet browsing", "email", and "intranet access". I could see SSH conceivably being covered as intranet access, but there's no real definition given.

If there is a more appropriate forum for this question, please move this or direct me to it. Thanks.

SSH, then pine/mail/etc. there's your email access Smiley Happy Seriously, I can't see why SSH client use would be prohibited what the T&C is designed to guard against is things like hosting and such. I wouldn't run an SSH server but a client should be fine.


gohanman wrote:
I'm more interested in the PDA/Smartphone data plan, but there doesn't seem to be a sub-forum for that. This is the closest I could find, and I'm hoping someone might know the answer here since the terms & conditions have the same language for both.

Can I use an SSH client with any sort of AT&T data plan? They all say they're restricted to "internet browsing", "email", and "intranet access". I could see SSH conceivably being covered as intranet access, but there's no real definition given.

If there is a more appropriate forum for this question, please move this or direct me to it. Thanks.

SSH, then pine/mail/etc. there's your email access Smiley Happy Seriously, I can't see why SSH client use would be prohibited what the T&C is designed to guard against is things like hosting and such. I wouldn't run an SSH server but a client should be fine.
*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

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Thanks. I kind of figured as long as I wasn't a) hogging a bunch of bandwidth or b) breaking the law, AT&T wouldn't care what I do with the internet connection.
Thanks. I kind of figured as long as I wasn't a) hogging a bunch of bandwidth or b) breaking the law, AT&T wouldn't care what I do with the internet connection.

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gohanman wrote:

Thanks. I kind of figured as long as I wasn't a) hogging a bunch of bandwidth or b) breaking the law, AT&T wouldn't care what I do with the internet connection.

That has always been my understanding as well you're welcome!


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Thanks. I kind of figured as long as I wasn't a) hogging a bunch of bandwidth or b) breaking the law, AT&T wouldn't care what I do with the internet connection.

That has always been my understanding as well you're welcome!
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Edited by ratatosk on Nov 19, 2008 at 9:05:16 AM
I've used ssh with a medianet plan, no problem.

Certainly interactive ssh uses very little data compared to pretty much everything else people would do with the phone. AT&T doesn't seem to mind.

The only downside with interactive ssh is that it is painful over EDGE, with it's high latency, especially when using things like vi/emacs, etc. 3G is much much nicer.

It's really great to be able to do basic server maintenance stuff from anywhere without carrying around a laptop. putty on S60/S80 rocks (and is free).

N.B. I do have the PDA plan on my Nokia E71-2 right now

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I've used ssh with a medianet plan, no problem.

Certainly interactive ssh uses very little data compared to pretty much everything else people would do with the phone. AT&T doesn't seem to mind.

The only downside with interactive ssh is that it is painful over EDGE, with it's high latency, especially when using things like vi/emacs, etc. 3G is much much nicer.

It's really great to be able to do basic server maintenance stuff from anywhere without carrying around a laptop. putty on S60/S80 rocks (and is free).

N.B. I do have the PDA plan on my Nokia E71-2 right now

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