Often times, it is necessary to circumvent Draconian network policies. SSH local port forwarding to the rescue. For the seasoned administrator this is likely already second-nature.
Per the SSH man page:
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Example of forwarding local port 20000 to hexdump.co:443 (HTTPS) via bob at the host “example.com”:
You can then reach the intended target via the loopback network interface (“localhost”), 127.0.0.1:
Now your traffic destined for the example target hexdump.co on port 443 will appear to originate from the host “example.com”.