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  1. Standard member Frank Burns
    Great Big Stees
    21 Jan '08 14:04
    Well, they finally did it. At work they have blocked all access to this chess site. No Chess @ Work, Red Hot Pawn, etc... All of them. Does anyone know of a "work around"? The old "end around" so to speak? There must be some sort of a back door to the system. I miss getting on the site during my lunch hour.

    I'm looking forward to your responses.
  2. 21 Jan '08 15:07 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Frank Burns
    Well, they finally did it. At work they have blocked all access to this chess site. No Chess @ Work, Red Hot Pawn, etc... All of them. Does anyone know of a "work around"? The old "end around" so to speak? There must be some sort of a back door to the system. I miss getting on the site during my lunch hour.

    I'm looking forward to your responses.
    Isn't there a chance giving the IP number directly, and thus avoid the DNS-server?
    Because the blocker just detects the URL, doesn't it?

    Why do they do such a nasty things? Don't they appreciate happy employees?
  3. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    21 Jan '08 18:18
    Originally posted by Frank Burns
    Well, they finally did it. At work they have blocked all access to this chess site. No Chess @ Work, Red Hot Pawn, etc... All of them. Does anyone know of a "work around"? The old "end around" so to speak? There must be some sort of a back door to the system. I miss getting on the site during my lunch hour.

    I'm looking forward to your responses.
    Do what I do.

    Become self employed, then you can play chess all day and there is nothing your employer can do about it.
  4. Subscriber Ragnorak
    For RHP addons...
    21 Jan '08 18:23
    Originally posted by Dragon Fire
    Do what I do.

    Become self employed, then you can play chess all day and there is nothing your employer can do about it.
    Except go bust!

    ; D
  5. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    21 Jan '08 19:52
    Originally posted by Ragnorak
    Except go bust!

    ; D
    That possibility forced me to play less games.
  6. Standard member Frank Burns
    Great Big Stees
    22 Jan '08 12:14
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    Isn't there a chance giving the IP number directly, and thus avoid the DNS-server?
    Because the blocker just detects the URL, doesn't it?

    Why do they do such a nasty things? Don't they appreciate happy employees?
    How do I get the IP number? I'd like to try it.
  7. 22 Jan '08 17:17
    Originally posted by Frank Burns
    How do I get the IP number? I'd like to try it.
    Assuming you are using a windows box, open a command prompt (window + R, cmd, enter). At the prompt type ping redhotpawn.com, that will display the ip address. It should look something like this:

    207.97.221.50
  8. Standard member zozozozo
    Thread Killing Chimp
    23 Jan '08 01:39
    try one of these:
    http://proxy.org/cgi_proxies.shtml

    i dont know if a proxy would help, but i had them bookmarked...

    a better advice would be to let go of your american-ish attitude and work when your on your work like your supposed to
  9. Standard member Frank Burns
    Great Big Stees
    23 Jan '08 04:21
    Ah thank you both. I'll C&P your messages and send them over to work. I'll let you know if I have any luck.

    Thanks!
  10. Standard member Frank Burns
    Great Big Stees
    23 Jan '08 04:22
    Originally posted by zozozozo
    try one of these:
    http://proxy.org/cgi_proxies.shtml

    i dont know if a proxy would help, but i had them bookmarked...

    a better advice would be to let go of your american-ish attitude and work when your on your work like your supposed to
    Well I do work but on my lunch hour I like to read the forums and make a move or two.
  11. Standard member zozozozo
    Thread Killing Chimp
    23 Jan '08 08:32
    my allopogies, i misread.
    lunch time is your own personal time, why doesnt the boss allow u to do w/e the hell u want?
  12. 23 Jan '08 11:41
    A company where I have worked a couple of years ago, had some sites blocked during working hours (news sites and such) and those sites were only available during the lunch break. That would be better.
  13. Subscriber RDM
    23 Jan '08 12:13 / 1 edit
    Use your cell phone / mobile phone

    mobile.redhotpawn.com
  14. Standard member Frank Burns
    Great Big Stees
    25 Jan '08 04:22
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    Isn't there a chance giving the IP number directly, and thus avoid the DNS-server?
    Because the blocker just detects the URL, doesn't it?

    Why do they do such a nasty things? Don't they appreciate happy employees?
    No, it caught the IP number. Damn! And the proxy that was mentioned.

    I think the IT guys where I work are pretty good at what they do.
  15. Standard member Frank Burns
    Great Big Stees
    25 Jan '08 04:22
    Originally posted by zozozozo
    my allopogies, i misread.
    lunch time is your own personal time, why doesnt the boss allow u to do w/e the hell u want?
    Dunno, I suppose someone else screwed it up for everyone else.