at work, the network people have things setup so that to access the internet through IE or Firefox, you have to be authenticated to the network by joining your computer to the domain, and logging in with an authenticated user's account.
we need to have a computer that is a message board and need it to run the messages all the time. I can see our OU's with a description of policies like log off time, and lock times, and none of the OU's have what we need.
In a different environment, I would just create an OU and set the policies to meet our needs. However, In my environment, it's a huge chore to have something like this done, and I can't create OU's and don't have access to make policies.
So I thought I could setup a win7 pc, and not join the domain, so that we don't have to contend with a bunch of policies, this works, however, the message board has a feature to stream things like stocks, or show the current temperature - which should be blocked. however i noticed that i can ping www.yahoo.com
, but can't go there through IE for example.
So I thought this would mean that internet traffic is blocked at the upper end of the network layer but not at a lower layer. if that is correct, would there be a way to have the RSS feed of the stocks still work?