From speaking with Martin @ Westfield a minute ago, they're planning on the local control sometime in July, not the first of July, the 1st July date doesn't appear on the LGFL filtering site, I'd pointed out that this is what it states on the filter block page, which will be updated to reflect the correct window of July not 1st July
Explains the lack of any communication
Well - its off to tell my schools that normal service will NOT be resumed on Thursday
I was looking though another (non -lancs) schools website and Netsweeper checked every single link to every page of the website.
it's getting really annoying this netsweeper. tonnes of technical forums are blocked as webchat...
the problem is all the teachers and most of the support staff being academic domain users are restricted as pupils (webchat blocked), and only admin staff (15/150 of staff) have the staff access (webchat unblocked)
Last edited by browolf; 1st July 2010 at 01:28 PM.
we run on a single merged domain that uses the curric scope, so we have no choice, theres no way we'll be swapping to the admin range!!
Maybe that is on purpose though .. as in Westfield think if they block all technical forums that people will start phoning them to do the work again .. lol ..
2 proxies. one for staff & one for pupils.
for staff ~ a proxy with one card in the curric scope and another card in the admin scope connected to the admin network or admin port on the router..
we already have 2 proxies but both connect to the 10.x academic range on the back end. the isa pupil proxy has a load of bespoke internet controlling stuff on whereas the staff proxy is a generic squid server with no restrictions.
Last edited by browolf; 1st July 2010 at 01:35 PM.
If you are unable to get any technical forums that you need access to, please let The Westfield Centre know about so that we can have the site reviewed to see if we can get it unblocked.
The reason some forums are being blocked is because they are classed as web chat by netsweeper. Anything that includes 2 way communication is regarded as web chat and is blocked for e safety reasons because of the potential for pupils using chat applications.
We do not deliberately block legitimate sites and if you make us aware of any specific problems you are having we can look into things and see if we can help. If we are not made aware of issues then we can't do anything about them
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