‘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.

https://code.google.com/p/php-proxy/

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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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7 Comments

  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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