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    Ebay has been blocked by RM. Is this only in staffordshire or all over the country

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    Re: Ebay blocked

    I'm blocked but also in staffordshire. Life darker now but hope lies in employment sites still being allowed!

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    Re: Ebay blocked

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris
    Ebay has been blocked by RM. Is this only in staffordshire or all over the country
    Does it let you at search.ebay.co.uk

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    Re: Ebay blocked

    Try installing firefox 2 and in the connections settings give it a direct connection to the internet it bypass' most of countys blocks here!!

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    Re: Ebay blocked

    Quote Originally Posted by DSapseid
    Try installing firefox 2 and in the connections settings give it a direct connection to the internet it bypass' most of countys blocks here!!

    Dan
    Wow. I wish it was that easy for us. I keep meaning to set up a connection to my home server that I can use, but just haven't gotten around to it. I did hear that in Brum, the filters are going to be changed so that the schools have more control over who is filtered and who isn't.

    The easiest way for us is to use the google cache server. This will obviously only work for certain things though, excluding the all important non-web file downloads etc.

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    Re: Ebay blocked

    eBay blocked here - search.ebay.co.uk is dead too
    Websense is my enemy - particularly with things like proxy servers when it thinks I'm a naughty student and throws out 'Proxy avoidance' errors! GRRR

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    Re: Ebay blocked

    Websense is very good at filtering eBay and sites like it, and it should be for the stupid cost it is! But I do like the fact its group bases so Domain Admins get unfiltered and restricted by default

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    Re: Ebay blocked

    We're lucky, the proxyserver used for staff in our LEA has e-bay allowed, and I hope it stays that way as ocassionally I have used it for purchasing odd things like DVI-VGA adapters and other such small componants. Can't see the harm in having it allowed, think it should be the schools decision really.

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    Re: Ebay blocked

    Quote Originally Posted by john
    Websense is very good at filtering eBay and sites like it, and it should be for the stupid cost it is! But I do like the fact its group bases so Domain Admins get unfiltered and restricted by default
    LEA have killed it - I could be God and still not get on eBay here

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    Re: Ebay blocked

    Quote Originally Posted by johnj1710
    I'm blocked but also in staffordshire. Life darker now but hope lies in employment sites still being allowed!
    I'm in Staffs as well. I e-mailed RM yesterday and now it's unblocked!

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    Re: Ebay blocked

    Upsetting for some, but makes sense in a way. According to EBay's TOS you must be over 18 to be registered and using the site, so students most certainly shouldn't be on EBay.

    Of course, that doesn't stop your teaching staff selling off your printer toners or anything...

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    Re: Ebay blocked

    I believe it was added to the block list here also (quite a while back) but we just added it to our allow list - us being on the SWGfL which uses the RM filtering system.

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    Re: Ebay blocked

    We blocked ebay here after it became the second most popular site after Google. After a bit of investigation it was proven that all they were looking at were cars and handbags so we blocked the site as a timewaster.

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    Re: Ebay blocked

    We have the login/HTTPS side of ebay blocked, after several students were found to be selling pirated software/music/whatever on it, and using the college supplied email addresses as points of contact.

    Several irate buyers contacted the college directly as a result, which led to the blocking.

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    Re: Ebay blocked

    Quote Originally Posted by _Bat_
    I did hear that in Brum, the filters are going to be changed so that the schools have more control over who is filtered and who isn't.
    I am just about to get that in west sussex but i might not be able to use it as we use an ISA server so we only send out one IP address to the county proxy so i am going to have to rewire the port that i plug into stratight into the broadband switch

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