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CLEO Thread, New Filter (June 2010) in Regional Broadband Consortiums (RBC); Originally Posted by SimpleSi It does make you think - are Lancs the first LEA to use Netsweeper in this ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    It does make you think - are Lancs the first LEA to use Netsweeper in this country?

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    It would appear that LGFL use it ... YouTube - LGfL URL Filtering with Netsweeper

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    A group of headteachers want their own website for sharing documents/info and to get away from Lancs hosting I was looking at the CSNewsMedia website and clicked on Contact us - 1 min later - Netsweeper has blocked it as web chat

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    Also, rumour via Westfield helpdesk is that we are not getting local control of filtering on 1st July - quelle surprise!

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    I assume every one got the email with the LGfL Service Outage - Update.pdf

    But if not find it attached!

    Interesting reading
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    I assume every one got the email
    Why would you assume that

    Some of us are mushrooms remember
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    And now - the worst has happened - they've Red Listed Logmein

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    And now - the worst has happened - they've Red Listed Logmein
    WTF are you doing to me, lol.
    Logmein is a life line for me! How els am i sup to work at weekends

    I have had my school 10.120.x.x address added to a "Semi-unfiltered" so seems to be working still for me. (in this new westfield working sorta way!)

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    I have had my school 10.120.x.x address added to a "Semi-unfiltered"
    How/what/where/who??????

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    Re outage
    So, I interpret that Friday's collapse was due to Firewall server problems and nothing to do with the new filter servers - is that what others think they've said?

    Simon

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    How/what/where/who??????
    I should have been more specific. The 10.120.x.x range is the old office address that is now just for the IT network office, so only we can access youtube, facebook... in case we need to deal with a facebook bulling issues...

    If i remember right email webmaster@lancsngfl.ac.uk and tell them the IP address you want adding and few days later bingo. But i dont know if you need to be on a different network or what, so would call them (westfield) 1st.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    Re outage
    So, I interpret that Friday's collapse was due to Firewall server problems and nothing to do with the new filter servers - is that what others think they've said?

    Simon
    They are trying hard to not use Netsweeper and Problems together.
    Was talking to ****** (NO NAMES) monday and they hinted that there was a filter problem on the monday then wednesday they had a memory leak with a firewall...
    built up to a big problem friday.

    So could sound like it started off a filter problem that over load the firewall, but that's speculation.

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    They seem to be redlisting a number of sites, the WordPress Resources site being one - just done the new school site on WordPress, and when I need to update elements I currently need to do it from home, AND MANUALLY .. The reason I chose wordpress was the lovely auto update features it has, but sadly as the whole of WordPress is blocked due to it being "Journals and Blogs" I'm scuppered ..

    MEH .. I can understand blocking wordpress.com .. the actual blogging area, but Wordpress.org is the resource and downloads section of the site. GAH! /rant (for now)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    And now - the worst has happened - they've Red Listed Logmein
    Message them .. I had an issue with a site that had a HTTPS (think I mentioned it earlier in this thread) that they actually link to from the LancsNGFL Homepage, and they said it was an issue as it had https. They might be able to unblock it.

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    DriverPacks is blocked as being WebChat! GAH .. trying to sort an image .. another thing to do from home me thinks ..

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    I as explained on the phone to Westfield Centre today, the end service we are currently receiving is very poor.

    Obvious primary resource sites are being very slow to load or not loading at all.

    At this point in time, Im thinking that one of the practical problems is that the Westifield centre don't seem to have a test setup of a simple server, a client desktop machine and a NED box so that when I ring up and say x isn't working (or is slow) they are unable to do simple replicated tests.

    And it seems that no-one is prepared to roll-back to the previous system (or just switch the filtering off or put it in some sort of dumb mode )

    But maybe they are doing all of the above but just aren't telling us.

    I was trying to demonstrate a website to a group of headteachers today - needless to say - I couldn't even load my own Lancsngfl websites half-way through a 30 min presentation.

    And I can't be bothered to report that sort of thing anymore as I believe that no-one actually cares or can do anything real to help

    What a complete CF

    Simon

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