I had a thread here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=955552
Which was closed because: "This is possible, but it sounds very much like you are trying to do something on a private network you should not be doing.
This kind of activity is not supported on these forums and I would direct you to your network administrator."
I can assure you that I am not doing anything fishy or even border line fishy. I would just like to use Linux in a University computer lab. I've got multiple hours between courses and I am looking for something to do. I have checked with the network policies, and this does not violate them:
[To respect the privacy of other users.
To respect the rights of other users.
To respect the legal protection provided by copyright and licensing of data and programs.
To respect the intended use of resources.
To respect the intended use of systems for electronic exchange, such as email.
To respect the integrity of the system or network.
To respect the financial structure of a computing or networking system.]
I'm sure that most of the community prefers Linux to Windows and I don't see how running Linux in a virtual box would be harmful. If there is a harmful use, don't mention it. I don't even want to read it.