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    How to get around a proxy that only allows port 80, safely for a noob?


    Hello,

    I'm 36 years old and discovered internet lately.

    The computer I use at work is under a proxy: all I know about it is that it only allows connections on port 80. I cannot access to facebook, https, pidgin msn, jabber, yahoo mail, well I can't do things really interesting...

    I'm a beginner, not really understanding networks and papers I read about computers...

    I have read many how-to's on the net to try to get around this proxy but, I repeat, I'm a beginner, and I'm afraid by trying to do some things like connectig to my PC at home etc.

    They will see what I do anyway, no ? They may have logs or some things like this? They will see what I download, for example, that I download a iso, that I'm using an excessive bandwidth usage?

    What are the risks that they detect what I make of her internet connection?

    It's simple, they see, I get fired: the problem is that sometimes I have to stay the whole week...

    If you can give me explanations, links, ..., I would be really happy.

    Keep in mind that I'm a little bit stupid and all I want is some infos.

    I'm also ready to buy a vpn if that could be usefull...

    Thank you and have a nice day!

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    Hello and Welcome!

    I might be reading your post wrong. But it sounds like you are asking for guidance in getting around your companies proxy for what is basically entertainment purposes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayd512 View Post
    Hello and Welcome!

    I might be reading your post wrong. But it sounds like you are asking for guidance in getting around your companies proxy for what is basically entertainment purposes.

    Thank you,

    That's it...

    Shame on me...

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    One can tunnel about anything over port 80, even encrypted.

    But the admin will see
    - inreased traffic
    - that is encrypted
    - and caused by your machine

    He probably will suspect, that your pc is infected.
    But a look at the machine will reveal the tunnel setup, pidgin installed, and the browser history with facebook, etc.
    According to you, this will get you fired.

    A company can decide how their resources like internet access are used.
    The policy might be debatable, so one way could be to adress the issue officially with the appropiate people.

    Another way is to buy (or use) your own laptop with a sim card slot, get a dataplan and use it strictly off-work.
    Even if you stay there all week, you will probably not work 24/7. Hopefully..
    You must always face the curtain with a bow.

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    Thank you very much!

    Thank you for this great advice!

    That is all i wanted to know and I will stop my idea here!

    I was reading things about OpenSSH, tunneling HTTP etc. and I think I was wrong in my idea and wasting my time.

    Have a nice day!

    And again, thank you!!!!

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