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Araxx Darkroot
04-19-2004, 03:35 PM
At work our internet is restricted to a few sites. This is farking ridiculous considering the size of the company and how important internet access is, but I won't argue about some people's tunnel vision and lack of brain cells behind their backs (I do enough of it in their face to last me a month of sundays). But about 3 weeks ago, by some strange stroke of luck and fortune, my computer achieved access to the whole internet, just like that! I know it was the fault of one of the technicians who accidentally turned access on and then forgot to turn it off, but hey, I'm not gonna rant on no poor tech worker am I?!
But today, another tech installing some stoopid program I don't even need on my computer told the techs who control the internet access that he had not had any trouble accessing certain sites on my pc, and now the damn internet is blocked again!!!! ˇ$&%ˇ%&ˇ$%&ˇ$%&ˇ%& GRRRRRRR.

Damn bastage!

Yea, I'm really pissed.
And depressed.


Grygonos Thunderwulf
04-19-2004, 04:23 PM
We got "Websense'd" here a few months ago.. its balls^2 can't stand it

04-19-2004, 04:26 PM
Setup your home computer as a gateway to the internet?

Araxx Darkroot
04-19-2004, 05:14 PM
Setup your home computer as a gateway to the internet?

I've been recommended that before, but how do I go about that?

"Hey Mr. Tech, please setup this remote access to my home PC. Yea yea, it's all work related of course!"


04-19-2004, 05:21 PM
If we can't surf the internet while we are work, that would force us out of the office and put us danger of actually having to do work. This is a very scary situation. May the force be with you.

04-19-2004, 06:00 PM
Pfft, you think you got it bad? We got an email a month ago saying that all internet access was now being "recorded" And that at the beginning of each month, each supervisor would get a list of every site each person visited, how long they stayed there and the route they took to get there. I had just started at this company too...what a bummer it was to read that!

04-19-2004, 06:09 PM
Wow! That would suck. I can't tell you how many times Google has saved me hours and hours, even days and weeks, by finding me a solution to a problem I'm trying to solve. For all that people DO waste some time at work on surfing, smart people solving hard problems actually can manage to save quite a lot of time by looking things up. I've probably saved myself a month of work each quarter by being able to search for and find solutions others came up with. As oppossed to me implementing a half-assed, bad solution simply because I lacked the knowledge.

/hug Google
/kiss Internet

04-19-2004, 06:17 PM
Ahh the sweet smell of bureaucracy :p

Indeed, may the farce be with you.

harvey the dog
04-19-2004, 07:03 PM
panama - same here. you a programmer? i use deja like a cheap whore all day long to look up code snippets.

04-19-2004, 08:22 PM
Well, I do programming and Unix system administration. I took a gig working with several programming languages I'm not very familiar with, but I've had astonishing output because 1) they weren't that hard to pick up 2) I had the Internet available to look everything up and ask questions.

04-20-2004, 12:02 AM
install mozilla or another breed (i prefer opera) and usually it bypasses the proxy, or at least it does at my school. I simply have a laptop however, and just tap in to the wireless network, with nothing blocked but ports (no eq or l2 at school /cry!)

Fyyr Lu'Storm
04-20-2004, 04:39 AM
Do a Google on "perl http proxy"

You might find something you can use. There use to be one, which renamed all files, and then deleted them from cache regularly(after you viewed).

If your Websense is set up such, you should be able to hit your home box. Turn on the web server in XPand ping from work before you try though, to save you time. (install perl and program)

That only will work well if you have good bandwidth from home, though.

04-20-2004, 08:11 PM
I've been recommended that before, but how do I go about that?

"Hey Mr. Tech, please setup this remote access to my home PC. Yea yea, it's all work related of course!"

Long-story-short. Get a static IP address. Set up a web server at home (Win2000 Server if you like easy (relative term) or Linux if you like hard (again, a relative term)). Proxy setting and all that should be a breeze once you get past the setting up the server. Windows 2000 has some ... ahem ... security features and Linux is hard.

04-21-2004, 02:34 PM
Google == good. Very good problem solver. Fortunately its not blocked though some of the sites it links me to are. For instance, I want to build a certain device. I know it can be done but don't know where to find the parts. The only sites that came up were labeled "crime". While it can indeed be used by a criminal for criminal activity, it is also essential to the function of certain remote devices we have here at work.

Anyway, I can agree with Panamah and the others that looking something up on Google has saved me much time. I also go to Codeproject and other sites.

04-21-2004, 04:33 PM
You can download a program called VNC, it's freeware. It's like using PC Anywhere or if you arent familiar with that program, it's like having a window with your desktop in it. Then just open up internet explorer on your home computer though the VNC window. What I think makes it so great is you dont need any programs installed on your work computer, just open up IE type in your home computer's IP address and walla. Also dont have to risk changing settings and trying to explain to the tech that you were just goofing around with "settings." This was my way around all sorts firewalls and restricted internet access.
The downside is that it isnt the most secure program for your home pc. It doesnt run as smooth as a proxy would, and if you dont have a broadband connection on both ends dont even think about it. Just a thought of something to try, it sure is better then only being able to view the company webpage all day.

Grygonos Thunderwulf
04-22-2004, 10:12 AM
websense can sniff proxy avoidance sites...setting up your machine at home as a gateway will get you in trouble with your isp possibly...