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Internet Acess

Posted 21 April 2009 - 10:47 AM

i was wondering college adminstration wastes so much resources and time in blocking and censoring internet usage for students ..and students waste an equally respectable amount of time in get around it .wouldn't the whole system will become more productive if 24X7 full internet access is provided to the students .

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Re: Internet Acess

Posted 21 April 2009 - 11:32 AM

no, it wouldn't

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Re: Internet Acess

Posted 21 April 2009 - 12:21 PM

If they just blocked networking sites a thousand more students would get A's
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Re: Internet Acess

Posted 21 April 2009 - 12:37 PM

Between Torants & myspace, the tubes would get all cloggy like.
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Re: Internet Acess

Posted 21 April 2009 - 01:29 PM

Which tubes ;)

Meh, DIC is where my F's come from :(
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Re: Internet Acess

Posted 21 April 2009 - 01:32 PM

I don't know what Universities are providing Internet that's only up on some days of the week or only at certain times (and not because of downtime,) but that's gotta be messed up.

We've got full flowing access here, the University also has a company handle being an ISP.
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Re: Internet Acess

Posted 21 April 2009 - 05:26 PM

My University is the ISP... we have full access but some ports are blocked so you can't torrent :(
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Re: Internet Acess

Posted 21 April 2009 - 05:46 PM

There's got to be some way to bypass those blocked ports.

Anyhow, I would expect most campuses to have 24/7 internet access, I don't see a reason not to.

What happens when you are up at 1 AM, finishing a project, program, whatever, and there's no internet?
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Re: Internet Acess

Posted 21 April 2009 - 05:55 PM

View PostOstralis, on 21 Apr, 2009 - 04:46 PM, said:

There's got to be some way to bypass those blocked ports.

Anyhow, I would expect most campuses to have 24/7 internet access, I don't see a reason not to.

What happens when you are up at 1 AM, finishing a project, program, whatever, and there's no internet?



Ya that would suck...lol
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Re: Internet Acess

Posted 21 April 2009 - 06:06 PM

Go into your BT client's networking options and tell it to connect to a random port on start up.
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Re: Internet Acess

Posted 21 April 2009 - 06:08 PM

View PostBlakeJustBlake, on 21 Apr, 2009 - 06:06 PM, said:

Go into your BT client's networking options and tell it to connect to a random port on start up.


Most of them would block 80. The other random port would be meaningless.
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Re: Internet Acess

Posted 21 April 2009 - 06:47 PM

Always seemed to work for me. Though, after my university made the conversion from being their own ISP to paying someone else to do it, all ports are free game. I've currently got apache serving out web pages from my dorm room.
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Re: Internet Acess

Posted 21 April 2009 - 08:29 PM

Our internet pretty much gives students carte blanche. I mean, I don't think they allow you to look up porn, but you can get on pretty much every web site. (But then again I never tried to look up porn at school) Also, I think they monitor what you download, and the size and how often you download to prevent piracy and such.
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Re: Internet Acess

Posted 21 April 2009 - 10:08 PM

View Postaashu.dwivedi, on 21 Apr, 2009 - 08:47 AM, said:

i was wondering college adminstration wastes so much resources and time in blocking and censoring internet usage for students ..and students waste an equally respectable amount of time in get around it .wouldn't the whole system will become more productive if 24X7 full internet access is provided to the students .


Actually they do this because people, you're probably one of them, would be going to sites that you really shouldnt be going to on the schools network, such as P2P, torrent, Warez and other not so safe sites. Imagine the havoc one could wreak is there were no security measures at all in place. Image what could be exploited on the schools network, all your personal and financial aide information open to the world, would you like that?

In my experience the only ones who complain about this are the exact reason said security is in place to begin with
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