Is there a wasy to download off Rapidshare if the site is blocked?

dfnj123

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Jun 29, 2007
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My boarding school blocks rapidshare. I've been trying to figure out how to dl off it and I can't find anything.

Anyone know how?

(btw, proxies don't work)
 

contoursvt

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Jul 22, 2005
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Set up VNC on some remote computer not behind your work place firewall, then VNC into that computer and surf from that machine (like your home machine).
 
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contoursvt

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Jul 22, 2005
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LOL thanks. I'm one of the admins at our company and we implement some restrictions and security. Instead of relaxing the security for some power users, we (the sysadmins) will just surf from our home machines through VNC while keeping the rest of the netowrk locked tight.
 
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Flyers1718

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Jun 9, 2007
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Lol thats pretty good man. I can imagine someone walking in and all of you clicking down some crazy youtube video. Just gotta make sure no one figures how to do it.
 
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contoursvt

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Gotta love multi desktops :) Desktop 1 is the one with all my work stuff and the secret keystroke brings desktop 2 in place with my VNC stuff as well as Messenger and such. Just make sure I always put it back to desktop 1 and implement a very short time period wiht a locking screensaver when I'm away from the desk.

not that I ever slack or anything :)

Lol thats pretty good man. I can imagine someone walking in and all of you clicking down some crazy youtube video. Just gotta make sure no one figures how to do it.
 
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IDANNY

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Set up VNC on some remote computer not behind your work place firewall, then VNC into that computer and surf from that machine (like your home machine).
thats cool, i never thought of that i think i am going to start doing this at well but for messenger apps while im at college.
 
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contoursvt

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Jul 22, 2005
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whatever you guys decide, make sure 100% to end your session when you leave the computer - dont forget or else the next person who sits at the computer might see your VNC session open and play around with your machine. Games like "how many files can I delete in a short period of time" or "hunt for the purchase orders containing credit card info" or "upload sexy pics of your GF to youtube"

:) You get the idea. Anyway this applies only to a lab or school type environment. At work, you probably have your own computer which is dedicated to you so its not that big a deal.
 
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acearchie

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Jan 15, 2006
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hey guys if your using VNC who does the downloads go to
I think they go to the home computers downloads but you can then access the files and place them on your computers but if they are large files this may take a long time!
 
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