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  1. #1
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    How do school filters ban websites?

    How do school filters ban websites?

    Manually? by filtering names? reading the meta tags? reading the content?

    Can anyone fill me in? Trying to setup new proxies but not sure how they ban aproxy site. I know at my school the techie has to do it manually.
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    They pay for a subscription fee to a service that creates list of banned content and use that to filter the content with an administrator backend to make adjustments as needed. A common one is web sense or maybe it was called lightspeed.

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    Should i remove the word proxies from new proxies im making and in my description use a image instead of the word proxy?
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    Doesn't matter, any system admin that reads logs will know that people are using the proxy and just block the site. I worked for our school as a tech...I was forced to block my own site.
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    I remeber the good old days of highschool, where we couldn't even visit sites like yahoo, because the content might be adverse. I say my school went over the top, but I guess its better than not doing anything at all.

    Lane

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    My school district school uses WebSense.


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    My school district uses WebSense also... but I use a proxy of mine everyday as the admins are pretty much clueless.

    Oh, and I wouldn't suggest using the word "proxy" in the url at all.

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    Carefull how loudly you say that!! (Your admins might be viewing this thread)

    Ah man!!





    Tinyurl is the answer for posting long urls!!!

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    i really think people who have the privilege of using the internet on somebody else's network, should not come around asking on a privately owned forum, how to bypass said network's security.

    that's right kids, sites are filtered out for a reason. you don't like it, you go through the proper channels.
    <erno> hm. I've lost a machine.. literally _lost_. it responds to ping, it works completely, I just can't figure out where in my apartment it is.

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    I setup a proxy on my server that only myself and other kids in my class use to get on MySpace during our lunch break.
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