Is My Company Secretly Blocking URLs?
Okay, for dudes who know about this stuff... If we attempt to navigate to a po rn site or something, we get a screen that displays an ominous "Access Forbidden" message. I guess that's pretty much standard, but the interesting thing is that if we attempt to navigate to the most popular local search engine, the browser simply times out. Same thing if you try to go to Yahoo! games. (BTW, I've called a buddy who works at a different company, and he was able to get right through, so it's not congestion at the source.) Is my company doing this do you think?
Dude, you're going to get fired.
Anon, funny you mentioned. I've been having similar problems since the last month and a half. I guess it's some virus or something.
Ask your company?
Microsoft making the internet reliable for all no doubt.
To digress, it'll be the chicken and egg puzzle, as a few recent newstories have told us. Bad guys are after the patches.
>> "Ask your company?"
"If you're looking for a new job on company time"
Robert 'Groby' Blum
Let me withdraw the "most" part. That's probably not true. Replace by "significant amount of".
Robert 'Groby' Blum
>> "'If you're looking for a new job on company time'
One university's policy on blocking BitTorrent traffic is to halt any http transmissions containing the word 'torrent'. So you can go to Google, search for 'bittorrent', and get most of the header on the results page, and then the arrow+hourglass, forever. The worst part about this is that for a while we just figured Google was slow. Heresy, I know.
That's stupid. What if you're looking at a weather report? (Torrents of rain on Saturday...)
dir at badblue dot com
Sorry, I missed that - anything containing the term 'bittorrent' was/is blocked. So that includes the Slashdot front page if they happen to mention a bittorrent link for the new RedHat iso's.
what is your university's free speech policy?
I know. It's a blatant act of censorship, without actually admitting to censorship, which is something of a legal no-no. I'm not going to tell you what my university is.
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