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Access problem at work?

Discussion in 'Site Support' started by Yorkshireman, 2 Aug 2007.

  1. Yorkshireman

    Yorkshireman New Member

  2. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Same problem with my access at work. The word 'chat' is objectionable to the IT bods, so they now block access to the cyclechat forum.
     
  3. Shaun

    Shaun Founder Staff Member

    Well, the domain name - workrelatedstuff.net - is available. I could buy it and add it to the cyclechat server alias!

    Do you think that would bypass your work's network monitoring?

    Cheers,
    Shaun
     
  4. palinurus

    palinurus Guru

    Location:
    Watford
    I can no longer access at work either.
     
  5. yorkshiregoth

    yorkshiregoth Master of all he surveys

    Location:
    Heathrow
  6. Shaun

    Shaun Founder Staff Member

    I've modified the title of the homepage and the forums to remove the word chat.

    Can someone give it a try at work tomorrow and report back?

    Cheers,
    Shaun
     
  7. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    Mine's working fine, only problem is being in work on a stunning day like this......
     
  8. Maz

    Maz Guru

    OK. I'll give it a try tomorrow...not sure I fully understand you (you being an IT dude), but the address of this forum still has the word 'chat' in it. i.e. it's cyclechat.co.uk/forums/...etc

    You should change it to cycleradar!
     
  9. Shaun

    Shaun Founder Staff Member

    Well, I'm not sure if the blocking at work some users are experiencing is based on key words in site title, or whether it's based on the domain name.

    I've changed the titles to remove the chat word to see if it helps.

    If not, it's likely to be blocked on a domain name basis.

    I'm assuming that some works' networks have software blocking that is updated on a regular basis with new sites that should be denied. Maybe CycleChat has made it onto the list?

    If that's the case I'll tag another domain name onto the server alias.
     
  10. Andy in Sig

    Andy in Sig Vice President in Exile

    If at work I type in www.cyclechat etc that gets blocked to. One way around this is to google "cycle chat" and then click on the link generated. That always works.
     
  11. mosschops2

    mosschops2 New Member

    Location:
    Nottingham
    No probs here. Favicon doesn't work, but otherwise ok!!!
     
  12. Maz

    Maz Guru

    @Admin....gave it a try at work and still no access. ;)
     
  13. Shaun

    Shaun Founder Staff Member

    Okay, I'll try tagging another domain on and see if that works.

    Might take a few days to set up, but I'll post an announcement once it's done. ;)
     
  14. yorkshiregoth

    yorkshiregoth Master of all he surveys

    Location:
    Heathrow
    I tried using a colleagues login at work who has generally full internet access and it still doesn't work. I only get intranet and very limited internet at work.
     
  15. Shaun

    Shaun Founder Staff Member

    I've now registered www.cycle-cafe.net for those of you who have had access problems at work.

    Let me know if this domain gets blocked.

    Cheers,
    Shaun