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Need Help Getting Around Proxy Auto-Config


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#1 pCarson92

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 10:18 AM

My school uses an automatic proxy configuration URL. I've already gained local Admin access, so I can change internet options. If any web browser isn't set to use this PAC, the internet won't work:


Is there any way to get around this, so I can browse the internet freely? Their filters are very strict.

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 10:22 AM

Unfortunately, Your school has placed this proxy for yours and their safety. Also, this is against the rules for Bleeping Computer.

No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences.


This and all of the board rules can be read here.
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Posted 04 March 2010 - 10:25 AM

It seems to me like that rule pertains to cracking programs; I just want to freely browse the web at school.

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 10:28 AM

No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures.


A proxy is considered a Security Measure put in place by your school.
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Posted 04 March 2010 - 10:34 AM

That is true, but judging by the context of the sentences following that statement, I assume that means security measures of applications, WiFi, or things similar to that. What I'm doing isn't illegal. And if this is against the rules, then this forum is lame.

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 11:00 AM

That is true, but judging by the context of the sentences following that statement, I assume that means security measures of applications, WiFi, or things similar to that. What I'm doing isn't illegal. And if this is against the rules, then this forum is lame.


It's not limited to the examples you cite. Even though you may think what you want to do is not illegal, the fact remains that your school has put something in place and we cannot and will not help you get around that.

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 11:56 AM

I just want to freely browse the web at school.

Then ask them
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