Monday, February 12, 2007

The Internet apparently really IS for porn*

My office shares our internet server with a day school. It's sooooo.... frustrating. They of course don't want the students wasting time on Facebook, or playing Yahoo games, or searching for stuff they shouldn't be searching for. So they block everything. And I mean everything! They have this stupid "Barracuda Spyware Firewall" which is programmed to detect anything kids shouldn't be doing online. So it's really frustrating for me when I want to search for something or do something else or whatever it is, and I get a message like this one:

The URL: http://www.facebook.com/ was blocked

  • The link you are accessing has been blocked by the Barracuda Spyware Firewall because it contains filtered content, the content belongs to the category of: social-networking
  • If you believe this is an error or need to access this link please contact your administrator.
I couldn't even hyperlink to those sites I mentioned above b/c of those messages. It's even more frustrating when my internet at home doesn't work and I can't get onto all those websites, like Facebook, and I can't really do anything online beyond pay my bills. Fabulous!

But sometimes, the Barracuda messages are good for a laugh. I tried to buy "Ice Age 2" on dvd today from my work computer. I would think "Ice Age" is a cute movie and nothing inappropriate in it, unless you think woolly mammoths being all cutesy and romantic is rated R. I do not. I got the following message from Barracuda:

The URL:
(which someone checked out for me and it apparently leads to an adult film store so I'm not gonna post the url - but why would a nice cute DVD like Ice Age lead me to an adult film store website? I dunno) was blocked
  • The link you are accessing has been blocked by the Barracuda Spyware Firewall because it contains filtered content, the content belongs to the category of: porn
  • If you believe this is an error or need to access this link please contact your administrator.
I guess the internet really is for porn.* Who knew?

* That was, once again, a reference to the best musical ever! - Avenue Q. Definitely see it.

3 Comments:

At 2/20/2007 12:36 PM, Blogger Eli7tw said...

I know it is so annoying but the kiddies do try to look up very inappropriate stuff. I rememvber they once blocked evite under the message of "social networking" and then unblocked it a little but later.

 
At 2/28/2007 3:17 AM, Anonymous SP said...

uh, just went to your link.

Lets just say it is porn

the title of the website

"Adult DVD Rental and General DVD Rental Movie at Adult DVD Movie Exchange"

 
At 2/28/2007 12:21 PM, Blogger Arona said...

whoa! Thanx SP. I removed the URL from my blog. That is sooo weird.

 

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