I was at a conference this last weekend and the network blocked the port that minecraft needed to connect to the server. So I spent longer than I would like to admit setting up a ssh tunnel. Here’s what I did:
ssh -L 8080:yourminecraftserver.club:25565 -p 22 -l yoursshuser -N yoursshserver.com
This will stay running in the terminal. Just leave it going while you play.
Create a new server by selecting “Multiplayer -> Add Server” and use the following settings:
Server Name: Proxy Server Address: localhost:8080
Now you should be able to connect and build that dirt hobble you’ve been planning.