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I worked at NHS Practitioner Services for about 3 months on a temporary contract a couple of years back and I recall them enforcing quite a strict IT policy (unsurprisingly). One way of getting round the policy was to use a particular URL in the brower that hid the URL of every site that was visited thereafter. Therefore, I could go on myspace/facebook/porn/streaming media and all that good stuff without it being detected or blocked.

I'm now in a similar role and I can't for the life of me remember how I did it back then. Any pointers? I've done a couple of quick hunts but I can't uncover anything.

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Couldn't give you a URL but I'd be careful about proxies like that, my work go tits over them. Essentially a sackable offence to be using one.

A proxy? Is that what it's called?

I'm seriously fucking useless when it comes to technology.

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You need a proxy server, but whether it works or not depends on how clued up the IT department are. Some have sussed out this 'trick' and are good at blocking them, or as Adam says it may be considered a disciplinary thing. I don't think the NHS are particularly hot though, so it's up to you if you want to risk it. There's a list of proxies to try here

Proxy Sites

but if you get sacked you didn't get it from here...

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You need a proxy server, but whether it works or not depends on how clued up the IT department are. Some have sussed out this 'trick' and are good at blocking them, or as Adam says it may be considered a disciplinary thing. I don't think the NHS are particularly hot though, so it's up to you if you want to risk it. There's a list of proxies to try here

Proxy Sites

but if you get sacked you didn't get it from here...

It's a branch of the government that I am currently doing some temporary work for. The IT lot are clued up, it seems, as even that link you've offered is blocked.

Oh well.

Cheers for your help anyway, lads. :up:

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back when i was at school, you could access filtered sites by looking them up through google translate or babelfish or similar online translators

this was like 8 years ago though

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You could just do your job

My job is to man a 24 hour contact centre for fishing vessels. It's not often busy and when the administrative duties associated with it are complete, then there is literally nothing to do - the contact centre has a TV player and a DVD player, which probably tells you a little more about the nature of the job.

It's fucking great, frankly.

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It kinda depends on how they manage the internet access at your work. Ours is filtered through the proxy and also is restricted through security groups. Could be more hassle than it's worth. Is it a stand-alone machine or do you have to use your own login?

Personal username login.

I think the government will have pretty solid IT policies in place, so I don't think I'll have much luck.

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Would a VPN not work? You'd have to pay for it, but I doubt that they would restrict access to VPN providers - and you would be able to surf whatever you wanted through them without any hassle. I use one here to access UK-only stuff.

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I worked at NHS Practitioner Services for about 3 months on a temporary contract a couple of years back and I recall them enforcing quite a strict IT policy (unsurprisingly). One way of getting round the policy was to use a particular URL in the brower that hid the URL of every site that was visited thereafter. Therefore, I could go on myspace/facebook/porn/streaming media and all that good stuff without it being detected or blocked.

I'm now in a similar role and I can't for the life of me remember how I did it back then. Any pointers? I've done a couple of quick hunts but I can't uncover anything.

... hold on...

You watch... porn?

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