November 16th, 2006, 06:55 PM
Web Based proxies
Hello and thank you for looking at my post. I have a small problem at my school (wich is where i am now). Our IT has gone crazy with blocking websites. I mean hes blocked google for god sake!! well i was trying to do a report and when i was looking for my information any page with something related to malcolm x is blocked. I was wondering if i could get arround the web security with a proxy well when i tried all the proxy servers i know of are blocked so if anyone can reccomend one that isnt very well known i would appreciate the help. thank you
Last edited by MichaelAZ; November 17th, 2006 at 02:56 AM.
November 17th, 2006, 02:57 AM
There's a real easy way around it...
Use your computer at home! And steer clear of
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November 17th, 2006, 02:40 PM
Perhaps, instead of stubbornly trying to bypass their system, why don't you try alternative methods of research? Some suggestions:
Maybe even try another search engine:
If all else fails, brokencrow's suggestion would be best.
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November 17th, 2006, 02:55 PM
Yeah, Public Libraries usually have computers that can be used for research as well
Also search for "Malcolm Little".....................that was his real name
November 17th, 2006, 10:28 PM
uhhh, aren't all proxies....well, at least the ones talked about in this situation, web based?
there's always a way in...
November 17th, 2006, 10:32 PM
Yes, they are.................you connect to your web server (ISP or whatever) then connect to the internet, and the proxy.
November 18th, 2006, 02:36 PM
I created a website to browse safely, and for my friends to get around the firewall at school hehe
I know I know, its not a good idea...
but i assure you... I am getting straight A's in both my visual basic and web design classes...
work it harder, make it better, do it faster, makes us stronger
November 18th, 2006, 04:47 PM
theres also vtunnel.com
But as others have stated, your best bet is to actually not try to get around your schools policy, and just use a library or home computer.
November 18th, 2006, 04:56 PM
Sorry, I gotta correct ya here .... Not all proxies are web-based..
Originally Posted by nihil
The thing to remember is that the World Wide Web or "the web" is only http traffic... and web-based implies an application that sits on top of "the web", so an application run off an http server (think, cgi, php, python or asp application that you get to when you visit the website.
A proxy can operate for a number of services and doesn't need to operate using http... It effectively tunnels your traffic anywhere you need it to go (depending on the proxy type and configuration)..
A Proxy would be Simple Proxy, Privoxy, etc....... There are plenty of others.. The details of this would be filled into your proxy settings of your browser or any other client you're using (ICQ, Email, FTP, NNTP, etc)
A Web-Based proxy is a site that someone has setup that you can visit. You then type the url into the form provided... The server will request the page and display it... The server will see the request as coming from the server you are connected to and send the request back to it, which will display it inside your browser for you to view... Some examples are proxify.com and phpproxy.com.
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November 19th, 2006, 03:48 AM
Hee, Hee, Hee,
Tyler, please read the thread header...............it clearly says "web based proxies"?
So, in your last paragraph you totally agree with me
Good information on alternatives BTW................and I know that you would not want the OP to do anything to circumvent his local rules?
The lateral thinking answer of my choice comes from Raion...... if you use a "dictionary" or "encyclopedia", then there is no way that your internal search can be blocked?
My solution was more low level.........try two sites that should be available (or why do Americans sem so proud of their "constitution"?)....... if he cannot access those, then I suggest he speaks with his director of educational studies or whatever?
Incidentally, if I were the CIO of an educational establishment that blocked enquiries on "Malcolm X" or Google as a whole (as stated by the OP) I would not expect to be employed for long?