Question on proxies...?

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  1. TRN

    TRN Well-Known Member

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    How well can an IT dept notice you are using anonymizers?

    Even if they are https sites...

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    In my school, they use some software that probably cost them thousands of euros that could've went to replacing the shit teachers with good teachers. Anyhow this software, FortiGuard or wtf, has a blacklist of sites that gets updated every now and again. All the web-based proxies are on the blacklist, so students can't access them in the first place (unless I guess if they setup a proxy on their home computer).

    edit: oops the question was "how well..", well I don't really know, but probably not perfectly.
     
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    :nono:
     
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    He/she could be the IT department...
     
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    doesn't matter. not allowed on this forum.

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    what exactly isn't allowed?
     
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    But since he could be the IT department (or a parent of a student, or a student concerned about the well-being of other fellow students, or just someone who's curious...), it isn't necessarily a violation of the rules.

    He/she doesn't necessarily want this info to bypass any security measures.
     
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    doesn't matter. That sort of thing is not appropriate in this forum.

    Notice the "ANYTHING".

    Notice that they also expand "illegal" to include ANYTHING (again, ANY thing) that involves "bypassing" security. Proxies (especially anonymous) are most certainly under this category.

    Notice the *includes* which give examples.
     
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    How is it inappropriate in a computers and programming forum to discuss how to detect the use of anonymous proxies in a network?
    There's no bypassing security involved in detecting anonymous proxies.
     
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    first of all, it is inappropriate because the forums rules say it is!

    secondly, he's asking how easy it is for a business to detect him using a proxy -- thus he is bypassing security measures.
     
  12. Nefarious77

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    Jollyogre - you are getting ridiculas about the rules. I'm sure you even sent out PM's to the mods and/or Fazle. You're not a mod and will never be one, so STFU.

    He may be in the IT department looking at how to detect others. You're too quick to judge.
     
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    Didn't PM anyone. Would you like me to?


    You can "what if" till your cock grows -- doesn't change the facts.
     
  14. Bruticus

    Bruticus half dead OT Supporter

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    A good IT dept will notice fairly fast, unless you keep the traffic to a minimum. More than likely won't really matter how you do it, if they are good and are on the lookout for it you will probably have a constant battle to get around it.
     
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    Was just curious to know if it was easily known if users are running them.
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