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Fire Taiger 105 posts

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i need help. my school's internet blocking is getting out of control. i'm afraid hop will be blocked next, they already did it once. does anyone know any web sites i get around the blocking with or maybe a hacking trick or something. they've already blocked virtualy every anonymous surfing and proxy site around. i need help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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jeff(fake) 1,189 posts
Location: Edinburgh


Posted:
Google's 'cached' function can get around some blocks (presuming they don't block google). It appears next to every search result you find and will allow you to view the text of a webpage when google lasted cached it. It won't let you post but you will still be able to read.

Apologies if some of the details are incorrect but I'm not very tech savvy (and I'm drunk).

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RicheeBRONZE Member
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Location: Prague, Czech. Republic


Posted:
You can make tunnel. But it require to know more about your school network, traces(Start>Run>command>tracert or traceroute) and some portscans(nc, nmap) will be helpfull. Its probably just proxy or firewall that block on one maschine, but it can be router ACLs too.



Post here: trace, school web site, logging pages, outside IP (if you know), whatever accessable from outside and we can try it too smile



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GnorBRONZE Member
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Location: Perth, Australia


Posted:
You could do your work instead rolleyes

Surf later

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MiGGOLD Member
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Posted:
we used to be able to get around ours by using a rowser that was part of visual basic. was a demonstration thingy, to show that it could do it.

Anyhoo, it managed to bypass all the blockers and stuff, which was cool. I think MS word has some interweb capability, too.

You might be able to install something different, such as opera, firefox, or other browser onto a portable medium, like a flash disk, then run it off that. Or, if that don't work, and you want to break the rules, keep the installer on the flash disk and install, then surf.

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NYCNYC
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Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
There's always an override code that most teachers know. ubbangel



Though actually, in all the years I've been on HoP it's never been blocked at any school I've been at. I think you should be OK for a while anyway.

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Fire Taiger 105 posts

Posted:
Written by: Gnor


You could do your work instead rolleyes

Surf later




i do all my work, i have media sixth period and i'm always ahead, also i don't have internet access at home. ubbangel

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Fire Taiger 105 posts

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Written by: NYC


There's always an override code that most teachers know. ubbangel

Though actually, in all the years I've been on HoP it's never been blocked at any school I've been at. I think you should be OK for a while anyway.




they've blocked once already, i'm just lucky it came back.


and thanx everyone for the suggestions, sadly alot of them i've tried and the restrictions on the student log in prevent me from getting very far, and sadly i don't know to much about computers so my resources are very limited

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ThumperabbitBRONZE Member
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Location: Swansea, south wales


Posted:
go to www.bypassit.be that will get you past most websites.

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Fire Taiger 105 posts

Posted:
Written by: Thumperabbit


go to www.bypassit.be that will get you past most websites.




thanx, but that one's blocked, just tryed it.

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GnorBRONZE Member
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Posted:
Written by: Fire Taiger




i do all my work, i have media sixth period and i'm always ahead, also i don't have internet access at home. ubbangel




ubblol ubblol ubblol ubblol.. work harder then damn you wink biggrin....

I remember the students who used to stumble into the HOP chat room.

How understanding are your teachers, can you speak about it to them?

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Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

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Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
ubbangel biggrin

NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
Written by: Fire Taiger


Written by: Thumperabbit



go to www.bypassit.be that will get you past most websites.




thanx, but that one's blocked, just tryed it.




Yeah, those would be the FIRST websites that would be blocked!

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NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
Written by: jeff(fake)


Google's 'cached' function can get around some blocks (presuming they don't block google). It appears next to every search result you find and will allow you to view the text of a webpage when google lasted cached it. It won't let you post but you will still be able to read.






Doesn't work from here.

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Fine_Rabid_DogInternet Hate Machine
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Posted:
Nothing works on some blocking programs. Our school used to have websense. We got passed that easy peasy. Course, HoP wasn't blocked for me back then. Now we've got this new software, SurfControl. Its nigh impossible to get passed without some uber-clever geekery, that is quite beyond me.

So now I wait till the weekend to surf HoP and all the rest of the stuff I'm not allowed on.

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ben-ja-menGOLD Member
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Location: Adelaide, Australia


Posted:
if they are blocking by site name you can get around it by typing in the ip address, so open a dos prompt (start/programs/accessories/command prompt) then

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Ben>ping www.homeofpoi.com

Pinging www.homeofpoi.com [202.174.112.165] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 202.174.112.165: bytes=32 time=391ms TTL=40
Reply from 202.174.112.165: bytes=32 time=194ms TTL=40
Reply from 202.174.112.165: bytes=32 time=195ms TTL=40
Reply from 202.174.112.165: bytes=32 time=195ms TTL=40

Ping statistics for 202.174.112.165:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 194ms, Maximum = 391ms, Average = 243ms


then just type 202.174.112.165 into your browser and hey presto you have access to hop. im pretty sure hops ip is static so if u cant open a command prompt just write the numbers down and type them in when your at school

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mechBRONZE Member
6,207 posts
Location: "In your ear", United Kingdom


Posted:
*raises hand in teh air*

hi i was a school techie!

the filtering is there for the schools protection, maybemore than it is for yours

if you google image search for vixen

you get pics of foxes

add a single letter and you get pictures of lesbians!!!!!

now if little timmie goes home, and says today we where doing stuff about forests and josh found women having sex, this would cause hell maybenot for the kid, as he might have stumbled across something he didnt really inderstand,but for the school its a political nightmare!

the filters are there for a reason, to protect you and the school and teh teachers

they are also there to stop pop ups, asking you for contact details, like competitions, like WIN AN IPOD!, these couldbe used by some nasty people to find out personal details about you and then do nasty things!

they are also there to protect the school network, there is some very personal stuff on yoru schools network that people like me have gone to great length to protect, and kids endanger this for sereval reasons....

also bandwidth,if you ae in class playing games, and messing round on teh net, then you are using up tehschool bandwidth, and if the whole school does this, then the net starts to grind toa halt, and us techies get it in teh neck from teachers....

stop obsessing over the banned site, and go find something constructive to do.....

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NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
Written by: mech


stop obsessing over the banned site, and go find something constructive to do.....





Constructive like posting on HoP about not posting on HoP?

tongue

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mechBRONZE Member
6,207 posts
Location: "In your ear", United Kingdom


Posted:
did i say not posting on hop

i mean...

close that window that has flash games on it, stop trying to find shortcts to thingslike messenger on the hard drive...

stop sending winpopup messages aross the networks

stop trying to find ways round security that is there for a reason

and DO SOME WORK!

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polythene 1,359 posts
Location: London/ Surrey


Posted:
*raises hand* I agree that a lot of filters at school are necessary, but I reeeaaally wish the ones in the STAFFROOM didn't block all commercial/ humour/ chat sites. So many *expletive* times I've tried to find things that I can add to my lesson plans to make them more interesting for the kids, only to find I'm denied access. Echalk is blocked as a 'commercial sale site'. ECHALK?! ....and trying to get a video clip to work on the interactive whiteboards? Hell.

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mechBRONZE Member
6,207 posts
Location: "In your ear", United Kingdom


Posted:
steph, you need a better IT team wink

have you got espresso? its an interactive learning tol for kids, totaly webbased, and tey lap it up at all KS levels....

if you dont have it, you should talkto your LEA about getting it, its so worth it!

the filters on a site normally apply from two levels, a local proxy that the school updates with sites they ban, and then there is a LEA filters, and its nomally the LEA that bans things like google image search....

there is a hundred resons a site is blockd, if can be down to a word search on a page, for chat or something...

that can cause a site to be locked, or it can be for a huge array of reaosns, in teh end they are needed, and most places wont allow you to get round them

poly - https://www.belgrave.stoke.sch.uk/

this is one of teh schools i used to work for, the best one, i didnt make this site, but its based strongly on a large arry of the work i did for their site when i was working there, its packed FULL of links to other sites for you to try....

depends on what age range you are working to, as its a prmary school, but itmight help you find some stuff you can se?

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polythene 1,359 posts
Location: London/ Surrey


Posted:
hug2 for your efforts, but I'm teaching secondary school science. I'm managing, it's just anoying that I have to do a lot of work at home because of the filters that I personally feel should not be applied to computers that only staff have access to. Grr, snarl etc. How am I supposed to waste time on ebay? wink

I'm still training this year, so am only at this particular school until the beginning of June and am unlikely to be able to persuade them to subscribe to anything new. Doh!

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NYCNYC
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Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
Just go to your Administrator and say you need the password.

Worked for me. smile

There's a ton of silly stuff that's blocked that shouldn't be. (and some vice versa!)

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mechBRONZE Member
6,207 posts
Location: "In your ear", United Kingdom


Posted:
school, and LEA filters work differently in uk nyc

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Tao Star 1,662 posts
Location: Bristol


Posted:
my college once blocked a site on ancient greece beacuse it contained nudity. ha ha ha

thankfully now i've finished education and am considered a gorwn up...so i can look at all the ancient greeks i like. ha.

hmmm, i'm pretty sure that even at the tender age of 12 when i started secondary school i wouldn'thave bee traumatised by seeing people peeing on eachother or whatever dirty stuff came up. i'd seen enough porn already to know what it was. kids are so mollycoddled imho. but that's a whole other discussion! lol.

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polythene 1,359 posts
Location: London/ Surrey


Posted:
Some stuff the computer admin can help with, some it can't. Stuff block by the school can be reviewed and changed (just had that done so I can use Celestia smile) But stuff that the LEA (Local Educational Authority for all non school-types) blocks is a lost cause. C'est la vie, hey? smile

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Fine_Rabid_DogInternet Hate Machine
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www.perception-media.net/jd



Works here, and we have a really anal web filter.



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polythene 1,359 posts
Location: London/ Surrey


Posted:
hmmmm, potential biggrin

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NYCNYC
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Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
Written by: mech


school, and LEA filters work differently in uk nyc




No, everything works the same everywhere! All of your expereinces are identical to mine! Except mine are right and yours are wrong...

OK, fine, you win this round.

In my school, whenever a site comes up that's blocked there's always a place for an override code which, when entered, makes a little popup come up that makes you immune to being blocked as long as it's up.

You're also immune to magic and psychic attacks while it's up too but I've never had to use those.

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Fire Taiger 105 posts

Posted:
 Written by: Gnor


 Written by: Fire Taiger




i do all my work, i have media sixth period and i'm always ahead, also i don't have internet access at home. ubbangel



ubblol ubblol ubblol ubblol.. work harder then damn you wink biggrin....

I remember the students who used to stumble into the HOP chat room.

How understanding are your teachers, can you speak about it to them?



very, actually the physical education teacher said that if i needed it he would give me credit for spinning on weekends and at school. all my teachers are very supportive and very cool, but i do go to an alternative highschool, better music programs. and like i said, i don't have internet at home.

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Posted:
hmm, i remember in highschool i got caught using a system registery key that a friend made, but you have to be able to make simple programs to do that

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