[K12OSN] Stopping web messenger

Todd O'Bryan toddobryan at mac.com
Sun May 14 03:50:20 UTC 2006

Some of my students have figured out how to set up their own web  
proxies on their home machines. Not very hard if your ISP gives you a  
static IP address. My guess is that these would be almost impossible  
to stop completely, but it sure would be nice to know what strategies  
people use for these kinds of problems.


On May 13, 2006, at 11:08 PM, Alan A Hodson wrote:

> I overheard a lively discussion about trying to block all the proxy  
> sites that network gurus are having to deal with... I am sure glad  
> it's not my job... I am not sure if IPCop and/or Dansguardian are  
> providing the right corks for this overflowing dam...
> Good luck
> ALan
> -=o=-
>> I've got an IPCop box that all of my students pass through to get  
>> to internet and have been using the Dansgardian plugin for years.   
>> My Principal came to me a few days ago and asked why I've openned  
>> up msn web messenger to the students.  This had been blocked for  
>> some time by using the editable phrase, url, and site lists.  Now,  
>> several problematic students have figured out how to get msn web  
>> messenger running on their clients again...  I've looked at their  
>> history files and just can't figure out how to stop web messenger  
>> and what url they are using to get it going.
>> Does anyone here know how to stop webmessenger?
>> Thanks,  Jim

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