How to get around work internet restrictions?

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  1. Greencardman macrumors 6502

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    So I have a friend whose work blocks everything with the word "blog" in the title, along with Google maps. Any ideas for getting around this (i.e. reading a blog at work)?
     
  2. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    Your 'friend' should get an iPhone 3G and use that to get on the internet (in 3G mode). Your work can't restrict what comes over the cellular network.
     
  3. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says....your "friend" ought to be careful about trying to bypass restrictions put in place by company policy. If they have those policies it is likely they also monitor them, and hence may have some discipline policies as well...oh yeah!
     
  4. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    Tell him to check the companies policy on internet use. Going to unapproved sites, bypassing security to get to those sites, can be grounds for immediate termination.
     
  5. Dagless macrumors Core

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  6. scotthayes macrumors 68000

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    Your "friend" should accept the polices of their company. If they want to access the internet during their breaks then they can pay for it. I have one of these... tmobile mobile broadband
     
  7. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    Its either that or they charge you.

    The reason they need all that advertising is because they make loads and loads of those sites because they are always getting blocked by schools/workplaces so they have to make new ones, and buying all those .com domains aint cheap.
     
  8. toolbox macrumors 68020

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    Is he using a program called dansguardian?Because that has a whole file of banned phrases, websites everything. You cna try and find a proxy server to get around it, thespacesurf.com is one of them
     
  9. mrwizardno2 macrumors 6502a

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    or use a vpn tunnel. i have a vpn server set up at home that I forward my traffic to if I'm using weird networks that do crazy filtering. last month I was in a training course at a facility, and they filtered everything. I connected to vpn and forwarded all my traffic to my connection at home and got past everything they had blocked
     
  10. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Does your "friend" want to find out what remedial action is??

    I'll tell him. It's the first step towards dismissal.
     
  11. Greencardman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My friend has a lot of downtime, and can spend hours surfing the web. Just not all parts of it. So basically, there are times when they're doing nothing all day. Just not the nothing they want to do. This isn't a case of skimping on work, its the case of someone who was hired to sit at a desk and not given enough work. They're in college, apparently this in normal.
     
  12. JNB macrumors 604

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  13. OscarTheGrouch macrumors 6502

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    Every website has 2 addresses. an alpha one (ie. forums.macrumors.com) and a numerical one (12.345.123 etc) Get the numerical- frequently they are overlooked by security softwares.

    Or find a proxy server.
     
  14. Greencardman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Great idea. How can I find the numerical address quickly?
     
  15. JNB macrumors 604

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    ping macrumors.com
    PING macrumors.com (74.86.132.180): 56 data bytes
    64 bytes from 74.86.132.180: icmp_seq=0 ttl=53 time=43.397 ms
    64 bytes from 74.86.132.180: icmp_seq=1 ttl=53 time=45.005 ms
    64 bytes from 74.86.132.180: icmp_seq=2 ttl=53 time=47.285 ms
     
  16. Greencardman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hmmm. That doesn't get me MacRumors. It gets me a message of "Great Success ! Apache is working on your cPanel® and WHM™ Server" :) I'll try it on the blogs though. Thanks for your help.
     

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