Thank you most kindly, Mike! Is there anything from this, that can help the original Poster? Sign onto yourself, from a VPN or some such?
(Back in the "good old days" where being a "hacker" was Respectable, people would see if they could reconnect to their own Unix/Linux System, through as many Countries as possible. With UUCP [Anyone else remember THAT?], you could get, quite a "Telephone Circle" going. Oh well!!!)