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The Lamonster
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(09-02-2010, 05:39 PM)
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I've been using Google Talk for about 3 years to chat with friends and family while at work. Today Websense decided to block that, too. Luckily I found http://webuzztogether.com/ as a workaround, except it sucks. I downloaded Your Freedom, but I'm not quite sure how it works or how it can help me use Google Talk.

As for GAF, you can just use this URL to access GAF at work.

Any tips or anything? I'm so sick of being treated like a child. I'll probably eventually need a hall pass to use the bathroom in this fucking place.

And please keep the "how about you just work at work?" bullshit out of here. I am in no mood.
PantherLotus
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(09-02-2010, 05:45 PM)
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I'm with you man.
joelseph
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(09-02-2010, 05:48 PM)
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meebo.com?

edit-blocked on mine, still worth a shot though
The Lamonster
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(09-02-2010, 05:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by joelseph

meebo.com?

edit-blocked on mine, still worth a shot though

blocked
spindashing
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(09-02-2010, 05:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by joelseph

meebo.com?

edit-blocked on mine, still worth a shot though

https://www.meebo.com/? :D
The normal meebo is blocked here, but that meebo seems to work.
Last edited by spindashing; 09-02-2010 at 06:03 PM.
jorma
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(09-02-2010, 06:06 PM)
Do you have remote desktop installed? Use that to connect to your home computer and surf from that. You can set it to any port. I do it because i dont really need my employer to know what i do online.
Fireye
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(09-02-2010, 06:07 PM)
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Learn to love ssh proxying.
neojubei
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(09-02-2010, 06:08 PM)
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You know, you should not install outside software on company computers. just saying.

I feel your pain, google talk is disabled on my work pc as well.
The Lamonster
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(09-02-2010, 06:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Fireye

Learn to love ssh proxying.

how to?


Originally Posted by jorma

Do you have remote desktop installed? Use that to connect to your home computer and surf from that. You can set it to any port. I do it because i dont really need my employer to know what i do online.

don't really want to leave my computer on all day and evening when I play games
Fireye
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(09-02-2010, 06:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by The Lamonster

how to?

If you have a host that you can ssh to, generally they'll allow SSH Proxying (By default, openssh allows it, but you can restrict it).

Setting up the proxy:
1) Download putty, if you don't want to install software, save to usb key and run from there
2) Run putty, type in ssh host to connect to, then navigate to Connection --> SSH --> Tunnels on the lefthand menus
3) Type in a source port (something nonstandard, like 1861 or something), and click the Dynamic button
4) Click Add, and then Open to start the ssh connection.

Configuring your browser:
1) In your browser's network settings, go to the area where you can specify your proxy
2) Set your proxy to localhost, on the port you set up earlier
3) Set the proxy settings to use socks4/5 (either should work, IIRC), and apply the setting
4) Visit www.whatismyip.com to verify you're coming from a non-work IP

Now, you'll have issues with accessing corp internal only websites, but if you use firefox or chrome you can bypass that. Look up FoxyProxy and ProxySwitchy respectively to set up whitelist/blacklist rules of on what websites you want to use the proxy.
Like the hat?
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(09-02-2010, 06:15 PM)
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they blocked it at my last job. can you still get to gmail?

when they blocked google talk, I could still access gmail fine. found out that if I went to https://gmail.com, chat worked, while regular http://gmail.com didn't.
Pctx
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(09-02-2010, 06:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Fireye

Learn to love ssh proxying.

This.

I've been in IT now since 2004 and have always had someone's server out there I can get to for "real world" testing. :D
The Lamonster
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(09-02-2010, 06:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by spindashing

https://www.meebo.com/? :D
The normal meebo is blocked here, but that meebo seems to work.

Originally Posted by JodyAnthony

they blocked it at my last job. can you still get to gmail?

when they blocked google talk, I could still access gmail fine. found out that if I went to https://gmail.com, chat worked, while regular http://gmail.com didn't.

all blocked!

Thanks Fireye, I'll try that this afternoon.
The Lamonster
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(09-02-2010, 09:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by Fireye

If you have a host that you can ssh to, generally they'll allow SSH Proxying (By default, openssh allows it, but you can restrict it).

Setting up the proxy:
1) Download putty, if you don't want to install software, save to usb key and run from there
2) Run putty, type in ssh host to connect to, then navigate to Connection --> SSH --> Tunnels on the lefthand menus
3) Type in a source port (something nonstandard, like 1861 or something), and click the Dynamic button
4) Click Add, and then Open to start the ssh connection.

Configuring your browser:
1) In your browser's network settings, go to the area where you can specify your proxy
2) Set your proxy to localhost, on the port you set up earlier
3) Set the proxy settings to use socks4/5 (either should work, IIRC), and apply the setting
4) Visit www.whatismyip.com to verify you're coming from a non-work IP

Now, you'll have issues with accessing corp internal only websites, but if you use firefox or chrome you can bypass that. Look up FoxyProxy and ProxySwitchy respectively to set up whitelist/blacklist rules of on what websites you want to use the proxy.

Where can I find this info? Thanks
Lionheart1827
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(09-02-2010, 09:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by jorma

Do you have remote desktop installed? Use that to connect to your home computer and surf from that. You can set it to any port. I do it because i dont really need my employer to know what i do online.

This is what I do especially since they "spot check" activity. I use logmein for remoting in. Works fine.
Mudkips
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(09-02-2010, 09:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by The Lamonster

Where can I find this info? Thanks

You need to set up an SSH host.
Basically, your computer at home, or an outside server you have access to.
sangreal
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(09-02-2010, 09:58 PM)
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I VPN to my house to get around websense and other BS monitoring. Your company likely would not approve.

I then set the routing table to direct all internet traffic through my house while everything else goes through corporate network
skybaby
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(09-02-2010, 09:59 PM)
It's time to start leaving that pc on back home
bdizzle
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(09-02-2010, 10:00 PM)
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I'm the IT security architect at my company and I'll be reporting everyone in this thread to HR!
The Lamonster
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(09-02-2010, 10:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by skybaby

It's time to start leaving that pc on back home

Is it really that healthy to leave a computer on for 12-16 hrs a day?
joelseph
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(09-02-2010, 10:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by The Lamonster

Is it really that healthy to leave a computer on for 12-16 hrs a day?

The computer will be fine, just remember to set power savings settings to save your electrical bill!
Ramma2
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(09-02-2010, 10:11 PM)
Setting up an SSH proxy is the best way to go. I even had WoW running through it back in the day.
Valkyr Junkie
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(09-02-2010, 10:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by The Lamonster

Is it really that healthy to leave a computer on for 12-16 hrs a day?

Plenty fine for the computer, but obviously you may notice the additional power consumption on your electric bill depending on the PC. For this purpose, I have a low power home server that I remote/ssh to from work. No reason you can't remote into a Nettop or other ultra low power (less than 25W) computer though.
jorma
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(09-02-2010, 10:12 PM)

Originally Posted by The Lamonster

Is it really that healthy to leave a computer on for 12-16 hrs a day?

Not for the electricity bill i guess. But my computer is on 24/7, and has been since i bought it two years ago. The one before that ran for 5 years straight in a similar fashion.
malsumis
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(09-02-2010, 10:18 PM)

Originally Posted by Valkyr Junkie

Plenty fine for the computer, but obviously you may notice the additional power consumption on your electric bill depending on the PC. For this purpose, I have a low power home server that I remote/ssh to from work. No reason you can't remote into a Nettop or other ultra low power (less than 25W) computer though.

Or just get a shell account for cheapo.
Fireye
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(09-02-2010, 10:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by The Lamonster

Is it really that healthy to leave a computer on for 12-16 hrs a day?

I left my computer on for 24 hours a day, for about 3 years, without any problems. The only parts that might have issues would be the hard drive, but really in the lifespan of a normal harddrive, it's ok.

Didn't realize I didn't specify you needed to have a server to ssh into. Maybe someone on here will be kind enough to set you up with a ssh account. I'd do it, but the box I proxy through isn't mine.
The Lamonster
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(09-02-2010, 10:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by malsumis

Or just get a shell account for cheapo.

details plz
Fireye
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(09-02-2010, 10:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by The Lamonster

details plz

I haven't used these guys before, but take a look at:
http://www.sh3lls.net/proxy/

I'm sure there are other, more reputable services out there.

Edit: Oh look, there are free services too:
http://www.shellmix.com/

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