I'm sitting in a pub which promises wifi but in fact only seems to allow http and https over their standard ports, so no github, and no connecting to my home machine over ssh.
How can I bypass all this sort of stupidity for good?
I have a machine at home which I can leave running all the time. Both my laptop and my home machine are ubuntu boxes.
I'm thinking, http server on home machine, program on laptop catching all attempts to contact the network, encrypting them, and forwarding over http to the home machine, which then goes and does its thing over its clear internet connection, and sends the results back.
Then wherever I can get http over port 80 to home, I have proper access.
Is there an easy way to do it? Does that easy way have a simple page of documentation in the form of 'this is what you type on your laptop', 'this is what you type on your home machine'.
If not, what's the least hard way, and where are the clues?