Access blocked sites from work?

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  1. TrevorK

    TrevorK New Member

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    OK, my buddy is trying to access certain sites from work that he's addicted to but can't.

    It's a multi-national corperation, and I believe the sites are blocked at the firewall.

    Is there anyway to get around this protection scheme?
     
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    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    me too I got the same problem
     
  3. Rob

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    Can ssh get through the firewall? Does the proxy allow the connect command?

    You are going to have to establish a connection to a trusted machine, then you can do anything.
     
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    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    SSH? meaning secure shell? like telnetting to a SSH compatible machine? I connected to my friend'sl inux box through if that's what you mean :/

    and I cannot change the proxy settings in IE, (no connections tab) is there any other ways??
     
  5. Rob

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    Yes, Yes and Yes.

    If you can SSH out you can do ANYTHING.
     
  6. Leb_CRX

    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    really? :drool: do tell

    I log into my ftp and download putty and I can get to my friend's linux box, after that what do I do? teach me the ways of the 3l33t oh wize one :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

    hehe

    I am soooooooooo bored at work
     
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    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    dude your a genius, thanks! :bigthumb: :bigthumb:

    |eb_CRX
     
  9. BlazinBlazer Guy

    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

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    of course, if you have a savvy person watching connect logs in the IT department, you're fucked...

    I've seen that happen to a buddy of mine :o
     
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    All encrypted with SSH. Could be work related. :dunno:
     
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    And what paranoid admin is going to log EVERY SSH connection in a multinational company?
     
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    lol. i work at a fortune 500 company and I use RDP (Terminal Services) to get to my box at home and no one's ever said ANYTHING
     
  13. TrevorK

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    I don't suppose there's a Windows way of doing this?

    Or does anyone have a Linux box my buddy could SSH into? He just wants to do it for stuff like hotornot, and some message boards...
     
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    :rofl: he's addicted to hotornot?
     
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    Yup - he's desperate. He's so proud of his 8.4 he has, and he's always checking out chicks in our city.
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    And you wonder why big corporations block sites...
     
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    i used to just use the google translation thing. Translate from english to english. It worked 90% of the time.
     
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    You have cable or DSL? Set yourself up a box at home. 486 will work.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Heh, I'm glad I know more about computers than pretty much everyone else at my work... As for a non-Linux solution, what about setting up a VNC server (correct me if I'm wrong about this being possible on Windows...)? It might be a little slow, but for just basic browsing it might be good enough...

    An image-intensive site like hotornot would kinda suck in Lynx anyway...
     
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    It would suck over VNC too...
     
  21. R-Type

    R-Type The Bydo Empire must die!

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    hotornot sucks period :p....usually I do what ludelover suggested..its fully 'cross platform' (hehe) and doesn't require the installation of any software on the client end.
     
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    It's so simple most people just overlook it :wiggle:
     
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    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    I tried that, dosent work from most sites, and the thing is most of the sites use cookies, and for some reason it dosent work with them

    oh well at least I can access OT
     
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    Sure there's Windows way! Wipe the hard drive and install Linux! Then just run an Xserver on your box at work and ssh home, viola!
     

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