[K12OSN] Stopping web messenger

Rob Owens hick518 at yahoo.com
Sun May 14 13:58:22 UTC 2006

1)  You don't need a static IP -- you can get a
dynamic dns from dyndns.org and run a program on your
home computer such as ddclient that keeps the name
resolved to whatever your current IP address is.

2)  I think it's actually pretty cool that some of the
kids are figuring this stuff out.  You should get
those kids into more computer classes, if you ask me. 
Try to get them to use their skills for good instead
of evil, so to speak.


--- Todd O'Bryan <toddobryan at mac.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Todd
> 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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