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This instructable will alow you to get past BESS the annoying little dog that locks you from websites most of the time you need for school but sometimes to check your myspace or facebook....... (that was a long run-on)...... As i was saying heres how.......
 
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Step 1: Codeen

Picture of Codeen
Codeen is a really great site made by princeton (let them explain)

CoDeeN is an academic testbed Content Distribution Network (CDN) built on top of PlanetLab by the Network Systems Group at Princeton University. This testbed CDN consists of a network of high-performance proxy servers. Currently, proxy servers have been deployed on many PlanetLab nodes. These proxy servers behave both as request redirectors and server surrogates. They cooperate with each other and collectively provide a fast and robust web content delivery service to CoDeeN users.

What you need to do is
1. Go to any major search engine i.e. google, yahoo, msn and type in codeen.
a. i used google
2. the first one is usually your choice. click it.

Step 2: Nodes

You now need to click on the one that is purple.... {many PlanetLab nodes}
it will then take you to a site with lots of numbers......

Step 5: Proxy configuration.

After clicking settings another menu shows up. Click the manual proxy configuration button.

heres where you need to go back to codeen in a completely new window or tab (see steps 1-3).

look for an ip address that reads good next to it.

The port can either be 3128 or 3124 but it has to be one of those. whichever one works better.
i used the first one in the green box.
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kingmik6 years ago
hey at my school they stop giving whole adress cause i found a way around that but if u go to google put were u wanna to go try to be pacific as possible like wanna see a youtube movie type everyrhing you know bout the movie click go no u should see the exact url adress to go straight to that movie copy it and paste it in adress bar now keep clicking enter if blocked still click on little arrow thing go down to site and keep clicking enter if still don't work keep repeating til do if it didn't work or you want a better understanding what kind of block done on or what you doing to causethe site to work etc... just rply to this comment
okkkk
vicky0076 years ago
HOW CAN I KNOW IN CODEEN, THAT IP ADDRESS IS FOR THAT SITE FOR EXAMPLE IF I WANT TO OPEN ORKUT BY USING CODEEN THEN HOW IT DONE.
how can i get on facebook at school
Tigarzzz (author) 5 years ago
TO ALL THOSE OUT THERE IF THIS METHOD DOESNT WORK GO TO A HOME COMPUTER OR A LIBRARY AND DOWNLOAD A PROGRAM CALLED ULTRA SURF... AS I SAID BEFORE ITS A SERVER RAN THROUGH CHINA AND IT WILL ALLOW UNLIMITED INTERNET ACCESS.... GO TO THIS LINK

http://www.ultrareach.com/

AND DOWNLOAD THAT TO A FLASH DRIVE AND RUN IT BEFORE YOU CLICK THE INTERNET... THERE YA GO PPL LOL
thankz 4 telling us
NozeDive6 years ago
If you have access to regedit*, you should be able to disable/enable (among other things) BESS on a machine by machine basis. I would suggest using this only after the method in this instructable has been exhausted. Since I haven't been in high school since 2003, I don't remember what keys to edit, but the Windows registry is surprisingly intuitive, so it shouldn't be difficult to figure out.

  • Click "start", click "run" and type regedit and press "enter"
»Tøny

P.S. If your network uses Novel NetWare, there are other things you should look for in the registry. Things to increase your fun.
I know it's a few years too late.. but BESS doesn't run on the local machine.. there's nothing to disable in the registry. This particular filter runs at the campus/building firewall and gets everything coming in before it even hits the machine.
aiden1200007 years ago
not all schools use firefox
Tigarzzz (author)  aiden1200007 years ago
No but u can download firefox for fr3333333!
but not all schools will let you install it
u can get firefox portable from portableapps.com and wip it on a USB
but at my school the usbs are disabled. lol
cd...
Tigarzzz (author)  girrrrrrr27 years ago
girrrrrrrr2 im sorry but ur school suks really what do u guys do to have them block literally evrything!?
CIPA. Children's Internet Protection Act. Schools have some blocks that are legally required.
oh yeah, good one
lol, in mine they where
so i added an autorun feature
and using visual basic coding
ran the usb drive as though it where a cd
(i created a cd type variable, then used autorun to run it)
windows automatically runs autorun type files, then because it was usb type it was denied
but i had it as cd type
so i cud still use my usb drive =p
You can do the same thing in IE (or any browser). ie: tools>Internet Options>Lan Settings opera: tools>preference>advanced>network
damasta5 years ago
Great instructable, good information you explain everything in detail and it probably helps many people but I personally believe there must be easier ways (does BESS block proxies like phproxy? just put one on your home computer in an AMP and go to your computer from school (trough your browser) and work from there
Nemraiku6 years ago
There is a much easier method to this, lol
bowwowwgurl6 years ago
i got lost here fix that pleaz
yea i got up to the last step where im on the home page and it says im on. but when i click home it just says to try again. and it never letts be get on. just "try again" help please
Tigarzzz (author) 6 years ago
i found out this really cool program from china that gets pass any i mean ANY weblock cause it is running directly from china but... i lost it i made a mistake and delleted the file one of you guys told me about it on this page called u.exe and there was another one but i forgot the name if tyhat person could tell me again where i and all these people can download it from that will be nice.
toxic_1176 years ago
the whole codeen thing is blocked at my school so there chance thats going to work.
benjgvps6 years ago
If I can't use ping I will use my logmein account to browse the internet from my computer at home remotely from the school computer. I could also start a virus scan and it will be done when I get home. The only problem I have is that our internet is crappy and some times its slow or low quality.
benjgvps7 years ago
i have a very good way to past bess. go to start, then click run, then type cmd. type ping then the website you want for example "ping www.myspace.com" without the quotes. then it will say pinging and then a number, type the number with all the periods and the page will load up. though on sites like youtube the content refuses to load. i can't belive a 13 year old got past bess with 30 minutes in the computer lab.
hey i tried this and yes it works on my personal computer but will it work on a skool comp with all those blockers on it
Tigarzzz (author)  benjgvps7 years ago
first im not 13 im 17 second all this would be easier if u had a flash drive and u had firefox on it then all u would have to do is type in the ip adrees and be on and ill try the ping thing to see if it works
Tigarzzz (author) 7 years ago
This is my first instructable if you see anything wrong or need any explanations please tell me. Hope ya like it.
Yeah, this is pretty nice. I kinda knew about proxies and had messed around with FoxyProxy firefox extension, but messed it up somehow and couldn't set it back to not use any proxies, so I couldn't get connected anywhere. I had to reinstall firefox :( . I never knew firefox had built-in support for proxy servers.
Tigarzzz (author)  locofocos6 years ago
really its called foxy proxy right where can u downloads it i want to check it out.
At https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2464 , but you need firefox to use it.
first problem when i click on setting it makes system preferences pop up and those are blocked oh well maybe cause im on a mac but i have an easier solution go to peacefire.org and install a circumventor on a computer thats not blocked and then itll give you a website that is private unless you tell someone your very own circumventor pyro-
thats what i did to get around the filter at my school.... they block the stupidest crap. instructables.com is blocked for being "terrorist/militant"
Tigarzzz (author)  hivoltage7 years ago
lol
well for my count it would be blocked for.. criminal skills fourums bulletin boards and now anamanizers along with everything you could think of
Tigarzzz (author)  ich bin ein pyro7 years ago
ya ya i already know about peacfire. the thing is that they are really really slow so this way is better... and i dont deal to much with a mac so i wouln't know how to help you there.
hixi.info

thats what we use now
bustermaxxx6 years ago
I have a problem codeen said my ip address is not recognize so im not allowed to use http and that includes mail.yahoo.com :(
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