Easy way to get past thoes annoying firewalls.

Discussion in 'Community' started by coopdog, Nov 13, 2003.

  1. coopdog macrumors 6502a

    Oct 5, 2002
    The Great Midwest
    My school has a firewall that blocks all the "Bad" sites on the net. But sometimes it blocks educational or even my email host. It can be quite annoying when trying to logon to your email but its blocked because of "Tasteless" or "Drugs" for no reason.

    What you do is use google.com. Google saves all the sites they list in a cache. You can view any site on the net blocked by the firewall or not blocked by doing this.

    Say you are trying to get to Maddox.xmission.com but its blocked!

    Go to Google.com and type in the address in the search feild. Like This

    Then simply click on "Show Google's cache of maddox.xmission.com" and there you go! Because the site is being hosted and coming from google, the firewall will not block it. Unless for some stupid reason thoes annoying PC IT guys blocked it. :p

    I know hacking talk is not allowed here but its not really hacking when you try to logon to Macrumors.com and it is blocked for "Sex and Nudity" :eek: :p

    Hope this helps a few of you that do not know about this trick. :)
  2. MrMacMan macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2001
    1 Block away from NYC.
    1. Google Cache's aren't updated daily
    Such an example is Google's Cache of Macrumors vs. The current MacRumors.

    Google's Cache
    ... duh MacRumors currently

    Google's Cache (for me currently) shows an article 2 days old...
    From the 12th... while today is the 14th...

    2. Google's Cache might be *blocked*.
    as they could block ''

    Which you are redirected to when you click cache...

    They could block feilds "search?q=cache:"

    My school has done both...

    A more inventive way to do this is located at such sites like
    Bess (filtering software) sucks.tk (free hosting)

    That is my schools 'blocked web page' they direct you to when something is blocked...

    But the last link... is changed a little.

    To a Proxy.

    A proxy works by using its connect to allow you to recieve data through it... instead of say filtering software? ;)

    this is all hypothetical of coarse and not tested...

  3. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    They'd need to block a lot of IPs to block the Google cache. For example, also works as a cache.
  4. MrMacMan macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2001
    1 Block away from NYC.
    Hmm, they might just have banned the specific 'search?q-cache:'

    line of all web addresses.

    All I know is that it is blocked
  5. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

    Powerbook G5

    Jun 23, 2003
    St Augustine, FL
    School internet filtering sucks, but hey, for me it means free DSL so I guess it's one of those things you have to deal with. At least they don't block MacRumors for me.
  6. leet1 macrumors 6502

    Nov 3, 2003
    I don't know if this would work for you, but it use to work for me back in high school:

    Go to Altavista.com's translate page and have all the pages come through them<have it translate from spanish to english>.
  7. Counterfit macrumors G3


    Aug 20, 2003
    sitting on your shoulder
    MrMacMan: THANK YOU. I have been trying to get around my school's seemingly random block of Macfora. I have been looking for something EXACTLY like that proxy. Now I don't have to use VNC to post there :D :D :D

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