It's easy to get around a filtering system when the filtering system is on a separate server that sits between your local computer and your remote ISP. The proxy lets you bypass the local server and get data more or less directly from the ISP. It would be interesting to learn whether this is just as easy when the filtering system is on the ISP's servers, with no intermediate server to work around. It may be easy, but I tend to suspect that it isn't.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, geoffrey mendelson <geoffreymendelson@...> wrote:
> No need to. Most of those systems are easy to get around, that's why I
> (tounge in cheek) said to ask any teenager how to get to blocked
> sites, they all know the work arounds.
> You could look up "free internet proxy" or "free socks proxy".
> He could also mention where he is, there may be someone on the list
> who can make a copy for him, or if he has a laptop let him come over
> and download it. I can/would do either, but my guess is he is too far
> away to make it worthwhile.