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Old 09-19-2006, 11:54 PM   #1
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Well... today around lunch I decided to take a quick look at the forum... and got an error.. this is not that unusual at my company that you do not get a site you try..

So, after lunch I try again... and up pops the stop sign and 'site is blocked' message... ARRRRGGGHHH..

It is getting harder and harder to stay...
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Old 09-20-2006, 12:42 AM   #2
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Simple solution. At my megacorp, I'm the guy who decides what to block.
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Maybe someone noticed that too many folks were dreaming of getting outa there!
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Face it, we're a bad influence.
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The boss is jealous There seems to be some software out there that one could use to get around filters. Of course, one would have to have administrator rights to download. Sorry, can't think of the software off the top of my head.

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Old 09-20-2006, 12:54 PM   #6
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Get the Anonymouser extension for Firefox.

More proxies: http://insn.org/?p=690

Or this method:

http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en|en&u=www.cnn.com

Surely they won't block google?


Edit: Fixed example URL, which was linked to a hardcore pr0n site.
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Eridanus,
Out of curiousity, what was that google link supposed to go to ? I got a hardcore porn site . YIKES!
I'd like to find something to help a friend get around her IT block at work (they won't let her even go to her bank's site!).

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So....we are teaching how to view p0rn at work
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Face it, we're a bad influence.
Well . . . TromboneAl is anyway. The rest of us are pretty great role models.
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squeeee,

Some of us are just bad examples.
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Eridanus,
Out of curiousity, what was that google link supposed to go to ? I got a hardcore porn site . YIKES!
I'd like to find something to help a friend get around her IT block at work (they won't let her even go to her bank's site!).

Sarah
Oops. Replace "forbiddensite.com" with your site of choice. For example,

http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en|en&u=www.early-retirement.org/forums

lets google do the browsing for you. The URL example came from an O'Reilly tech hint.


What can your friend do? No browsing at all? Or only certain sites?
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squeeee,

Some of us are just bad examples.
Which means I'm not totally worthless...
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