This page is intended to help people working on the UL private network. Of course, the techniques could be used for other purposes, but the examples are for things like open-source development. The most important thing to remember is that the computer in front of you is not on the Internet. It has a baroque way of accessing the Internet, but is not part of it.
This usually breaks any service except for the Web and email, and these are some of the most interesting ones. In order of preference, you might do the following to fix such broken applications:
Run your own SOCKS5 proxy. This is actually much easier than it sounds.
Use TSocks to talk to this SOCKS5 proxy.
The more academically-inclined might also be interested in the distributed OS which inspired such hackery.