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  1. MtnBikerChk

    MtnBikerChk Squeaky Wheel

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    We have an intern who is "abusing" his Internet access.

    I thought I could go and rename all the iexplore.exe files and he wouldn't be able to open ie - but that's not working.

    thoughts?

    :D Yeah, I'm evil.
     

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  2. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Tell him if he doesn't he will get fired?

    Break his mouse clicking hand.

    Connect up a second monitor to his computer and place it where everyone can see.
     
  3. skyst3alth

    skyst3alth Monkey

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    Give his computer a static IP, then on your firewall setup a rule to block traffic from that IP to the WAN.

    You could also get fancy with Group Policies and stuff, but blocking the IP might be the most straightforward and easiest for you.
     
  4. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    Yell, "SHARK!!!!!"
     
  5. MtnBikerChk

    MtnBikerChk Squeaky Wheel

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    In a perfect world I'd have access to the firewall.

    All I have access to is his laptop. How about if I uninstall IE?
     
  6. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    Go to start menu, control panel, network connections, find the active connection, right click and choose disable. If he needs network access instead go to the connection properties, TCPIP properties and set his DNS servers to random IP address (anything as long as its not a DNS server). If you can't do either, here is a tutorial I've found for the hosts file. I suggestion looking at the history for sites he visits and route all those websites to something like this:

    127.0.0.1 www.google.com
    127.0.0.1 www.yahoo.com
    127.0.0.1 www.msn.com
    127.0.0.1 www.hotmail.com
    127.0.0.1 www.gmail.com
    127.0.0.1 www.whateverhisfavoritewebsite.com
    etc

     
  7. skyst3alth

    skyst3alth Monkey

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    Local Group Policy then:

    Start>Run gpedit.msc
    User Configuration>Windows Settings
    Right-Click Internet Explorer Maintenance>Preference Mode
    Connections>Proxy Settings
    Check "Enable Proxy Settings", type in 127.0.0.1 on port 80
    Click OK.

    That should do it, give it a shot and test it out.
     
  8. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    You can do the same via IE tools menu she probably doesn't need the extra options. Go to the tools menu - internet options - connections - LAN check use proxy and put 127.0.0.1 port 80 and then there is a check box if he still needs to access the Intranet.

    If firefox is installed it he'll still be able to surf with this method.
     
  9. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    Your solution is barely computer related, it's more HR related.


    He's an intern. Explain to him he is abusing the internet access and this is a warning. Next warning he's outta there and he will not get a good referral at the next job he goes to. If you have to consider uninstalling internet software, then consider uninstalling INTERN.


    Have the IT guys monitor his usage and print you a report, give a copy to HR as well.
     
  10. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    I'd hook up some electrodes to his chair and write some custom software so that he gets a shock to the nuts every time he opens a web browser.

    Effective AND entertaining!
     
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    Bah forgot about firefox...

    Just kick him in the 'nads.
     
  12. syadasti

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    Changing the hosts file or changing the connections as I outlined above will effect all programs.
     
  13. BadDNA

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    Just set windows firewall to block firefox.exe
     
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    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    I really don't see how this thread goes beyond this post?

    If your his supervisor, tell him to stop.

    If you're not, then tell his boss or mind your own biz?


    If you want to be evil, don't disconnect, just set his homepage to donkey porn and turn the speakers up loud.
     
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    There would be a market for a product like that with the right website and appropriately placed electrodes.
     
  16. MtnBikerChk

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    that did it - thanks.

    and to all the people who say it's a personnel problem - you are right, no arguement.

    But I work in a small office where the people in charge are non confrontational. There is no IT department. He's been told and now we're taking away the option. I'm not his supervisor but I'm the most "qualified" to mess with the settings. The "being evil" comment was a joke.
     
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    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    I still say donkey porn.

    But that's my problem.
     
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    H8R Cranky Pants

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    Show the intern an Enumclaw vid, then show them the door.
     
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    Do the same for port 443 (HTTPS).
     
  20. SK6

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    AWESOME!!!!! :thumb:

    :D
     
  21. syadasti

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    It only works for IE, not other applications and only allow you to set for 5 different types and ports of traffic through that admin template.

    Edit they are exactly the same as the advanced tab in IE Options LAN proxy settings which does include a HTTPS setting...
     
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    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    :D
     
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    MtnBikerChk Squeaky Wheel

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    when I started telling people what I did they sounded like that Guiness commercial.... "BRILLIANT!"
     
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    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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    For a fee, I could have a "conversation" with him... :busted:
     
  27. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    If you decapitate him the problem will be solved. :think:
     
  28. syadasti

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    It would be so awesome if you downloaded lynx and told him he could use that. Lynx should still work with those setting changes you made in computer management because they only effect Internet Explorer. FTW:busted:

    http://pervalidus.50webs.org/cygwin/lynx/

    I loaded it up again and logged into RM, its the best browser evar :D



    I was poking around and stumbled upon Fraser's Flickr site thread, its awesome in Lynx :thumb: :D

     
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    Dude your splash page sucks, it doesn't work in Lynx. I can't get any further than that. How am I going to find out more now. Stupid javascript:shakefist:

     
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    In the download section:

    :rofl:
     
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    Sounds like he's gaining real world knowledge for when he hits the work force.