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#389672 - 07/18/05 12:21 PM Firewalls and accessing HC from work
Hanshananigan Offline
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Shame on us from using corporate and government resources for our own entertainment! But we're going to do it anyway, sooo....

I've seen several folks post that HC is blocked from their workplace, and read a couple suggestions to get access. I started this thread to try and get the suggestions all in one place, and offer one that works for me:

SETTING: Veterans Affairs medical center
BROWSER: IE5

1. Internet Options--> Connections --> LAN Settings
2. Unclick the "proxy server" option

IT may be monitoring such things, but so far, so good!

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#389673 - 07/18/05 01:20 PM Re: Firewalls and accessing HC from work
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Good idea, Hansh. I was never able to get into Harmony Central from work, but was able to from a link to the OJ that Wewus posted. Now, I'm able to get in any time, don't know if that link reset something or what.
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#389674 - 07/18/05 02:16 PM Re: Firewalls and accessing HC from work
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doesn't work on my Air Force LAN, i just get 'access denied' if i remove the proxy server. doesn't matter what site i'm trying to access.

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#389675 - 07/18/05 08:25 PM Re: Firewalls and accessing HC from work
MikeT156 Offline
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Don't you need administrator privileges to get into the Proxy Server option? Apparently it didn't work for Funk Jazz, so I'd say that's why. Not all companies or government servers are set up the same way.


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#389676 - 07/18/05 09:16 PM Re: Firewalls and accessing HC from work
Kendrix Offline
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I can get to the HC home page.
However, the HC forums link is filtered out for me at work.
If there is no work around that would suck.
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#389677 - 07/18/05 09:20 PM Re: Firewalls and accessing HC from work
MikeT156 Offline
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I wonder if you can't copy the link into URL's that are allowed in Windows Security? The Network security might block it anyway, but if you can get to the home page, maybe copying the actual link from home and emailing it to yourself at work will allow you to cut and paste it into URL's allowed in your security setup. Might be worth a shot.


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#389678 - 07/19/05 11:56 AM Re: Firewalls and accessing HC from work
Hanshananigan Offline
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Loc: Richmond, VA
Bummer about the IE proxy thing not working for you guys. I can't understand why I have access to mine, either.

MikeT- That sounds like a good idea...

FJ or Kendrix- can you give it a shot?

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#389679 - 07/19/05 03:48 PM Re: Firewalls and accessing HC from work
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#389680 - 07/19/05 03:51 PM Re: Firewalls and accessing HC from work
phaeton Offline
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Try this:

http://216.57.203.36/forums/


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#389681 - 07/19/05 06:16 PM Re: Firewalls and accessing HC from work
MikeT156 Offline
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Lee:

I wonder if the URL screening is only for the DNS Server. By putting in the actual IP address, that would do it if its set up that way. Good one.

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#389682 - 07/19/05 10:17 PM Re: Firewalls and accessing HC from work
mattzen Offline
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Registered: 03/27/00
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Loc: Los Angeles, CA, USA
maybe this would work for you folks:

http://www.the-cloak.com

you can surf from within here. as long as the cloak isn't blocked i suppose.

i havent really used it but i heard about it on NPR of all places.

good luck!

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#389683 - 07/20/05 04:14 AM Re: Firewalls and accessing HC from work
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No go on any of them. And I'd better stop trying, supposedly all of these attempts are being logged, I've never heard of anything coming of it, but I'm clocking up a lot of attempts to access banned pages. It's a serious pain being emlpoyed by fascists who actually expect me to work for my pay, but unfortunately, that is the situation
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#389684 - 07/20/05 07:44 AM Re: Firewalls and accessing HC from work
Kendrix Offline
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Loc: Rochester,NY,UNITED STATES
Quote:
Originally posted by Hanshananigan:
Bummer about the IE proxy thing not working for you guys. I can't understand why I have access to mine, either.

MikeT- That sounds like a good idea...

FJ or Kendrix- can you give it a shot?
No go. damn.
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#389685 - 07/20/05 08:47 AM Re: Firewalls and accessing HC from work
MikeT156 Offline
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It's a serious pain being emlpoyed by fascists who actually expect me to work for my pay, but unfortunately, that is the situation.
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Some of the places I worked said it was OK to cruise the web over our lunch period if we were sitting at our desks brown bagging. They asked us to stay off porn sites because they're loaded with viruses; and asked us to limit our browsing to lunch time because that was OUR time, not company time. They knew it was hard to resist using their high speed connection for the web, so it was a nice compromise. Then we weren't wasting company time trying to figure out how to get around any filtering. The whole situation worked well.


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#389686 - 07/25/05 05:45 PM Re: Firewalls and accessing HC from work
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