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Stupid blocked sites on your school's network
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Stupid blocked sites on your school's network

Well, School Survival is blocked on my school's network. Noo YouTube videos can sometimes be accessed (and sometimes, a video one of my teachers wants the class to watch is blocked and the video is totally school-appropriate)) There are more, obviously. But those are just 2 stupid things my school wants to block. Appropriate YouTube videos (for students!!!) and School Survival.

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RE: Stupid blocked sites on your school's network

My school blocked google.

No, seriously.

Hello, traveler.

This is an ancient account I have not used in a long time. My views have changed much in the intervening months and years.

Nonetheless, I refuse to clean it up. Pretending that I've held my current views since the beginning of time is what we in the industry call a lie. Asking people to do so contributes to moralistic self-loathing. "See, those people have nothing damning! I do! I'm truly vile!"

Because you can never be a good person with a single blemish on the moral record, I thought that simply entertaining some thoughts made me irredeemable. Though I don't care for his writing style, William Faulkner presents a good counterexample. He went from being a typical Southern racist to supporting the civil rights movement. These days we'd yell at him for that, probably.

People are allowed to change their views.

Nevertheless, this period of my life has informed some of how I am today. In good ways and bad ways. To purge it would be to do a disservice to history. Perhaps it will not make anyone sympathetic, but it may help someone understand.

If, after reading all this, you still decide to use the post above as evidence that I am evil today, ask yourself if you have never disagreed with the moral code you now follow. In all likelihood you did, at some point. If some questions are verboten, and the answer is "how dare you ask that," don't expect your ideological opponents to ever change their minds.
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(04-08-2015 08:16 PM)no Wrote:  My school blocked google.

Rly? That's BS.

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Mostly game sites are blocked for me.
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They probably got wise to people using Google Translate or Google's cache to bypass web filters. Try startpage.com or duckduckgo.com.
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In my school they only allow going to computers for work , only work.

I'm back! kinda
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Gaming sites are blocked, Music, Youtube has filter (I can get past it though), Wikipedia, Social Media (it seriously says "Block Category: Friendship, like they don't want us making friends) Along with the categories, they have a category for Entertainment as well.

My school district has managed to block every website under their stupid policies as they can

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Another thing I forgot to add up is that Tanki Online isn't blocked, yet educational YouTube videos are.

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Most of the sites that would allow to articulate actual research are blocked.

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There was nothing more discouraging than doing research for an assignment only to run in to the dreaded filter webpage telling me the site I was trying to access is blocked. Anyway, the year is 2015. Most people have smartphones with unlimited data, so just use that when you want to access something that's blocked.

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Bing and google got blocked on mine. 90% of the websites I use are blocked as well

Wake up people, and look at life around you
http://debunking911.com/?no_redirect=true

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I remember a few years ago, a friend who was still in Junior High at the time (I went to the same school as he did, but graduated much earlier than him) told me that the filters on the school laptops are really strict. I tested out the filters by going to the Sesame Street and PBS Kids websites. Turns out both websites were blocked.
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I tried to get onto Nationstates once from my HS school computer, and one of the reasons it was blocked for was "Pornography".

Wut.

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RE: Stupid blocked sites on your school's network

Here's something. School survival is not blocked on my school's wifi network. Biggrin
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Me too I have access to school survival on my phone at school.

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School Survival was blocked at my school for "proxy.security", YouTube was blocked for "YouTube", and AR-15.com was blocked for "weapons" (no shit) and Facebook was blocked for "Facebook"

O RLY!!!

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This forum isn't blocked at all. In fact, I'm posting from school right now!
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Tip: If your school uses chromebooks, use Brosec to go on any site you want. It even allows flash, so you can got to Newgrounds and goof off!/

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School website blocks aren't as strict here as in some other places - off the top of my head only one classrooms blocks some websites, Reddit in particular. And even then, only when I actually visit the comments section. And even then, not all of them.
Besides I almost always use my phone in that class so that block basically becomes irrelevant as well.
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(04-10-2015 08:14 AM)c00ldud3 Wrote:  Gaming sites are blocked, Music, Youtube has filter (I can get past it though), Wikipedia, Social Media (it seriously says "Block Category: Friendship, like they don't want us making friends) Along with the categories, they have a category for Entertainment as well.

My school district has managed to block every website under their stupid policies as they can
And pro-school apologists say school is there for you to make friendships and relationships... All the more reason that's pure bullshit.

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Most game and torrent websites are blocked. YouTube is blocked at times. I can use a proxy to bypass all of this, though.
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i tried going on popularmechanics.com and it said DISTRICT BLOCK. REASON: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
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Github is blocked....err was just recently blocked....and the school has a programming class....

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When I try to search a proxy at my school, I get "sorry [insert proxy here] is not an acceptible search" or if I type the URL in, I get "sorry, x proxy has been blocked for proxy.security"

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VPN's do not even work at my school, Everyone said to use TCP port 443 because that is what HTTP uses, even that does not work. Interestingly enough this website is not blocked at school. But, getting around school wifi security is impossible because my schools IT network is quite smart
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RE: Stupid blocked sites on your school's network

It depends, of course. Sometimes they just block traffic by URL/domain, which is easy to bypass by using a web proxy, Google Translate, etc. Sometimes it's by port, and anything you can get over the approved ports is fair game. Sometimes they do layer 4+ inspection to see if that's actually HTTPS traffic you're putting over 443, and that can be harder.

The trick is to first determine what traffic is allowed, and then figure out how to sneak through traffic so it looks like the approved traffic; i.e., some form of tunneling.

For example, DNS is pretty much always allowed :

http://www.splitbrain.org/blog/2008-11/0...ade_simple
http://dnstunnel.de/
https://www.vpnoverdns.com/
http://resources.infosecinstitute.com/dns-tunnelling/

There are many places where you can still get traffic over 443 regardless of what it is, making it trivial to build a dynamic SSH tunnel and proxy your web traffic through it.

If you choose to use that Android app up there please research first as I haven't verified its safety.
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Stupid blocked sites on your school's network

We had anything to do with 'flatulence' blocked when I was at upper school. Including the word 'wind'. And then we had to do coursework on the wind poem. Ted Hughes, I think?

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wow. my school is somewhat similar. there is something my school uses called my big campus, and the word "fart" is censored to look like "damn", "hell", "shit", and "fuck".

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Pandora was just blocked at my school

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we also cant visit any sites without .com .org. .net .gov in them, pretty sure my schools uses Deep Packet Inspection
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