i really would like to know
unfortunately, there is no one i can appeal to for help here: is there anyone who has a comp i can hook up to in order to dodge the security?
Instructions for getting around blocking software (all kinds!
IMPORTANT! Read first -- what machine you should install the software on
These pages describe how to install software that will enable you to get around any blocking software, from programs like Net Nanny and Cyber Patrol on home computers, to the "Great Firewall of China" that censors what Chinese Internet users can look at.
However, the first version of these instructions did not make it very clear where you are supposed to install the software. My bad.
This is very important: You don't install our "circumventor" software on your censored machine (the computer where the blocking software is installed, or the computer in China, or wherever). You have to get a friend to install our circumventor on some other machine that is not censored. When your friend is done installing it, the installation program will display a URL to them that can be used to circumvent blocking software. They give that URL to you, which you can then use to get around the blocking software on your computer. So, for example:
As for the person who actually installs the software on their machine, the software is not very hard to install, but they should be somebody with slightly above-average computer skills, and there are these requirements for their computer:
- If you have Net Nanny / Cyber Patrol / CYBERsitter installed on your home computer, don't install the circumventor on your home machine. Get a friend to install the circumventor on their machine (as long as your friend doesn't have blocking software on their own computer), and then they will give you the URL that you need to get around your blocking software.
- If you are in China, Saudi Arabia, or some other censored country, don't install the circumventor on a machine inside that country, since that won't do any good. You need a friend outside that country to install the software; after they've installed it, they can give you a URL that you can use to get around your country's Internet censorship.
- If you are trying to get around Bess, SmartFilter, or other software that is commonly used to censor Internet access in schools, don't install the circumventor on a machine in the school network. You or a friend should install it an uncensored machine somewhere outside the school. When the install program is done, it will give you a URL that you can use in school to get around Bess or SmartFilter or whatever.
That in itself is a good test of whether your friend has enough computer skills to install the software. If they don't know how to find out what version of Windows their computer is running, or they don't know what an "IP address" is, then they are probably not advanced enough to install the circumventor software, and you should get someone else to do it.
- Their machine must be running Windows XP or 2000.
- Their machine should not have any blocking software running on it.
- They should have an "always-on" Internet connection like DSL or cable modem.
- It helps if they have an IP address that rarely changes. (But in any case this is true of most users who have an "always-on" Internet connection.)
The nice thing about the circumventor is that you can install it on just one machine, get a URL, and give the URL to 10 or more people, and all 10 of them can use it to get around blocking software at their home, work, or school. So if there are 10 of you who want to get around Bess at school or AOL Parental Controls at home or whatever, pick the person who has the most computer skills, and who has a computer that fits the above requirements. Then they can install the circumventor and give everybody else the URL.
With these steps, you can turn your home computer into a miniature Web server that you and your friends can connect to when your Internet access is censored. If you are blocked from accessing a Web site, you can connect instead to the Web site running on your home computer, where you will be able to access a form that lets you type in the URL of the Web site that you want to see. Then the contents of that site will be displayed to you even though you never actually access the site directly.
Because these steps involve running a Web server on your home computer, they require you to have some type of "always-on" Internet connection, i.e. DSL or cable modem, in order to turn your home computer into a circumventor site. (People can still connect to your circumventor site regardless of what kind of Internet connection they have.) Also, you usually cannot install a circumventor on a machine behind a firewall or router -- which means you may not be able to install it if your computer is on a home network with several machines. You almost certainly won't be able to install it on a computer in a school or corporate network (but you can still install the circumventor on a home machine, and then use it from a school or corporate network computer).
These instructions work under Windows XP and Windows 2000 only. They will probably not work on Windows ME, or earlier versions of Windows. If you're not sure what version of Windows you're running, look under Start->Settings->Control Panel, double-click the "System" icon, and the dialog box should display your version of Windows.
Note: There are currently no Internet blocking programs that are able to detect the use of one of these circumventors, however, it is possible that blocking software companies may modify their software so that it becomes able to detect this technique. For this reason, if you are in an environment where you could get in trouble for trying to circumvent the network blocking, it is safest to use this technique in a setting where your activity cannot be traced back to you personally, such as a public terminal with no sign-in required.
Instructions to set up the circumventor
Your machine must be able to receive incoming connections, in order to install the circumventor. Go to this page to test whether your machine can receive incoming connections.
- Test whether your machine can receive incoming connections
In Internet Explorer, you will see a message that asks something like, "The publisher cannot be determined" and "Do you want to install and run this program?" Other browsers will display similar messages. Click "Yes" to allow the applet to run.
If the last line says "Result: success.html", then your machine can receive incoming connections; if it says "Result: failure.html", then your machine cannot. (For tech-heads: this page launches a Java applet that listens on port 1238 of your computer, and then attempts to open a connection from the Peacefire server to port 1238 on your computer.)
If the applet displayed "Result: success.html", then you can continue with the install.
You can install ActivePerl on your computer by clicking this link, saving it to your computer, and double-clicking the saved file. Make sure you install it to "C:\Perl" (that should be the default).
- Install ActivePerl
You can install OpenSA on your computer by clicking this link, saving it to your computer, and double-clicking the saved file. Make sure you install it to "C:\OpenSA\Apache" (that should be the default).
- Install OpenSA
Download this file to your computer, unzip the contents, and double-click the "SETUP.BAT" file inside the "circumventor-setup" directory that is created. This will install a perl script called CGIProxy and set up an SSL certificate that OpenSA will use to encrypt communications when people connect to your computer. (If you didn't understand that sentence, don't worry -- you don't have to!
- Run our program to set up a fresh Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate to be used with OpenSA
After running the SETUP.BAT file in the last step of these instructions, a file should open in your browser saying "It's ready!" and giving the location of the circumventor you have just installed. If you do not see this message, check the file cgiproxy-setup-log.txt, which should be located in the same directory as the SETUP.BAT file that you ran. If you email us this file, we may be able to help figure out what went wrong.
How to use the circumventor
After setting up the circumventor, you should be presented with an "It's ready!" page, giving you the URL that you and other users can connect to when you want to use it. When someone accesses that URL, they will receive a warning in their browser saying that the certificate does not match the site, or that it's not signed -- something like this:
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However, you can ignore that warning and proceed to use the circumventor.
Note on using with HotMail and Yahoo Mail: If you want to access HotMail through the circumventor, when you get to the CGIProxy page, you must un-check the box marked "Remove all scripts (recommended for anonymity)", and then type <a href='http://www.hotmail.com/]http://www.hotmail.com/ as the URL you want to load. But if you want to access Yahoo Mail through the circumventor, you must leave the box checked marked "Remove all scripts (recommended for anonymity)", and then you will be able to access http://mail.yahoo.com/ and log in to your Yahoo Mail account.
If you have any other questions or problems, you can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to figure out the answers if we have time.
wel i dont know any1 who fits the requirements to install the software so is there any1 who already has it installed???
You could try a web proxy like webwarper.net or w3privacy.org.
still blocks itOriginally posted by haxor41789@11 March 2004 - 19:14
You could try a web proxy like webwarper.net or w3privacy.org.
maybe a transparent proxy found on the top of this page
*tip:* port 8080 proxies work better than port 80 ones
Port doesn't matter.