+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5
Internet Related/Filtering/Firewall Thread, New Iranian Pupil + Proxies in Technical; I have had reports that a new pupil is lookign at proxies to bypass our filtering (Smoothwall). I checked the ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    North
    Posts
    1,817
    Thank Post
    24
    Thanked 91 Times in 71 Posts
    Rep Power
    50

    New Iranian Pupil + Proxies

    I have had reports that a new pupil is lookign at proxies to bypass our filtering (Smoothwall). I checked the log yesterday and he was on it alot looking at proxy sites which it looks like they have been blocked.

    The scary thing is that he has visited lots of sites about Iranian proxies... ones that bypass the governments filtering which obviously are a little bit more advanced than usual.

    How is our Smoothwall at looking at Persian text? Anyone had this before?

    I noticed he was on alot of HTTPS sites after the proxies which may be that proxies he has been on so I have enabled the HTTPS filtering now.. pretty scary stuff.

  2. #2

    tech_guy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    That little bit in the middle of Little Old England
    Posts
    8,135
    Thank Post
    1,908
    Thanked 1,343 Times in 742 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3
    Rep Power
    395
    Don't forget that a lot of sites are blocked in Iran. He's probably just doing here what they do at home to get to the Persian languauge versions of sites like the BBC, etc. You may find that the sites he is visiting are pretty innocuous.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    North
    Posts
    1,817
    Thank Post
    24
    Thanked 91 Times in 71 Posts
    Rep Power
    50
    Yeah, I thought that too... the ones I looked at were some singing so I hope its just harmless... will let pastoral have a word.

  4. #4


    tom_newton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    4,462
    Thank Post
    866
    Thanked 845 Times in 667 Posts
    Rep Power
    195
    We aren't particularly string on persian filtering in terms of content rules due to an understanfable dearth of:
    a) porn & gambling sites in persian
    b) demand for filtering in that area
    c) persian speaking blocklist analysts

    However, if you'd like to send us a log export, we'd be happy to check over it and make sure nothing important is being missed.

  5. #5

    teejay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    3,174
    Thank Post
    284
    Thanked 773 Times in 583 Posts
    Rep Power
    335
    Any we find even attempting to go on proxy bypass sites get their account blocked until they've seen the SLT responsible for ICT, seems to stop em :-)

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. [iPad] iPads and proxies
    By GrumbleDook in forum Netbooks, PDA and Phones
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 24th November 2010, 03:53 PM
  2. Some proxies
    By Silvor in forum Internet Related/Filtering/Firewall
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 14th May 2010, 04:54 PM
  3. HTTPS Proxies
    By Sean_N in forum Internet Related/Filtering/Firewall
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 29th January 2010, 09:43 PM
  4. PLease Help GPO and Proxies
    By d1551 in forum School ICT Policies
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 6th February 2007, 10:28 PM
  5. Too many proxies
    By Ric_ in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 12th December 2006, 09:14 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •