E-bay blocked by office firewall

Hi,

My office firewall blocks E-Bay.  Is there a loop hole or workaround?  Image searches  are blocked from yahoo but if you go to another countries version of yahoo, you can get through.

Any ideas!  Sometime it is fun breaking the rules!

thanks
jdolan2587Asked:
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redseatechnologiesCommented:
jdolan2587,

You are trying to bypass your company's policies, we can't help you with that

-red
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JoesmailCommented:
Are you able to change your proxy?
http://www.hidemyass.com/free_web_proxy.php
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GeisrudSystems AdministratorCommented:
No, there isn't a work around, for you.  These policies are there for a reason.
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Phr0stByteCommented:
Ask IT if you can get through during lunch breaks? :P

For the sake of knowledge...  you can try accessing the page via IP address, instead of using DNS name.  But then every link you click will fail, as it tries the DNS name again..., as long as you're willing to continually replace DNS name with IP you "should" be able to get to what you're trying to see.

Please... just ask the IT dept for a lunch hour, as company policies may heavily frown upon this kind of activity.  Technically, it could get you fired.  And yes, IT WILL know you're bypassing their internet filter.
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fm250Commented:
You may use proxy and firefox to get to needed website, see this link
http://grownupgeek.com/internet-anonymizer

But be advised that if this is breaking firewall rules you might be caught and completely blocked. they may also block the proxy. So you may be in trouble.

Another way is if you have a computer at home or anywhere else you can remote to it and then use it to go to your ebay site.

Good luck!
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darrenakinCommented:
If you have a PC at home you can use gotomypc.com and use your home system
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bschwarz6Commented:
you can use an online anonymizer such as:

http://www.behidden.com/
http://www.proxify.com
http://www.vtunnel.com/
http://www.proxysmurf.com/

but typically, it's not a good idea to bypass office policy ... i know that i would rip you a new one for it ... IT guys (like myself) work long and hard to create policy and it sort of tweaks me when people spend their time trying to get around them.
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Smacky311Commented:
Yea, but when people find ways around them you can show them how awesome you are by finding ways to get them.  Redirect www.myspace.com to pinkslip.local <*title*>If you can see this page it means you might be fired.  Please report to your manager for your prize.<*/title*>
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StonewallJacobyCommented:
Smacky, what an awesome idea....yer a god!  I wanna crank up IIS right now and do it.

:)
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giltjrCommented:
Sure there is.  Quit and go work someplace that allows this.  In fact just stay home and access ebay all day.

Company policies are there for a reason and violating them is grounds for termination.
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Stuart OramIT Technical Lead (Project Sites)Commented:
As has been said, yes it is possible, but yes in 99.9% of companies, you will be immediately disciplined if it's discovered, and you will almost certainly permanently lose all internet access.
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kadadi_vIT AdminCommented:
Why you are breaking the firewall rules or office policy coz in office there should be office work as per rules and regulation so only option is request to your HR or system administrator to give access half an hour in specified time and if you have fun then at home you block the any site and make r&d to access that site so you have fun & work at same time...

Please donot break the rules & regulation...

sorry if i make any mistake....
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jdolan2587Author Commented:
Thanks for your input guys,  I will divide points accordingly.
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