‘Bypassing’ Web Filters

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Howdy, as Eli might say. This past evening I have been frustrated seeing all site blocked on a company issued Macbook Air and found out that the proxy settings are locked because it is using ‘airport’ internet signal, basically here is what I got. I am being connected to my company’s proxy server, there-for I get their IP when looking up at ip-tracker.org. Then their proxy is connected to another proxy, which is completely idiotic, it has reduced loading speeds by over 90%, I only get 1 mb/s down out of 20 on my own machine. So using chrome-extensions do not help, and I realized I have a server that can unblock these sites, because it is not connected to a proxy, and it removes the domain from the client machine.

Anyways, that is a confusing intro, but word count is precious now at geekbraindump and I wanted to fully explain the situation.

Failed Solutions:

Remote Desktop:
-I tried to remote desktop my computer but realized that was pointless except I was away from home, but the tool I use, LogMeIn, is blacklisted by the proxy, wonder why!

Google Chrome Extension:
-It seems that none of the proxy/privacy extensions really worked, and google has removed the working ones for this reason.

So after trying those two, I decided to google up proxy php script and sure enough, it helped me for what I needed. I can finally listen to Katy Perry without any 401 pages at http://secure.tacticianstudios.com/watch?v=7RMQksXpQSk so I am happy. Geeks outsmart business managers when they have more experience than the IT department, don’t they? 😀

Here is the script, I am modifying it to see how fast my domain gets blacklisted, but ports and different Domain names will fix it when it does, for my own use.



Katy Pillman

Katy Pillman is the Lead Programmer for Tactician Studios LLC. She is young, but experienced in the technical field, and writes in her free-time. △ ◎ × □

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  1. Jeff Newman August 21, 2014 at 12:06 am

    RDP to the home machine not work? TeamViewer?

    • Katy Pillman August 21, 2014 at 8:01 am

      TeamViewer’s domain results in:

      The web site you have attempted to access (Undefined) has been blocked to conform to the (company name)’s acceptable use guidelines for Internet access and/or the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA).

      Also, installing software won’t work in my situation because the page is locked.

      • Jeff Newman August 21, 2014 at 8:48 pm

        Sheesh. Pretty well locked down.

        How about Windows remote desktop (RDP) over a custom port instead of the usual 3389? Configure your target machine to listen on port 1080 or 8080 maybe, and connect over that port?

    • Katy Pillman September 5, 2014 at 12:53 pm

      Update: Your domain is already blacklisted on my dns, it got removed fast!

  2. Prefer not to say August 25, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Being that your an Adult and the computer is a macbook (Not even prone to viruses ) why
    would it have filtering and restrictions on it.

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