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How do I override my employer’s proxy server cache for websites?

November 15, 2011 by admin  
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Question by JordanP: How do I override my employer’s proxy server cache for websites?

I work with outside firms who develop websites for our company. They send us links to these updates and I never see them. It is because our employer’s proxy server is caching files for that website and so I have to wait up to 24 hours or longer before I see anything. Is there any way to override this proxy server cache?

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Answer by ej3dval1
Talk to your IT dept, they can set your computer to bypass the system, if this is considered essential for your job. With adminstrative rights on the company computer, your not going to be able to make any changes yourself.

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2 Responses to “How do I override my employer’s proxy server cache for websites?”
  1. tech_maestro says:

    Use hosts file.

    If you are running Windows, the hosts file will be located under
    c:windowssystem32driversetc folder. (you can search for hosts if you cannot find it there). Use notepad or another editor to edit it based on the information below.

    ————————————————————————-
    There is another way to resolve domain names without using the Domain Name System, and that is by using your HOSTS file. Almost every operating system that communicates via TCP/IP, the standard of communication on the Internet, has a file called the HOSTS file. This file allows you to create mappings between domain names and IP addresses.

    The HOSTS file is a text file that contains IP addresses separated by at least once space and then a domain name, with each entry on its own line. For example, imagine that we wanted to make it so that if you typed in http://www.google.com, instead of going to Google we would go to http://www.yahoo.com. In order to do this you would need to find out one of the IP addresses of Yahoo and map http://www.google.com to that IP address.

    One of the IP addresses for Yahoo is 216.109.118.69. If we wanted to map Google to that IP address we would add an entry into our HOSTS file as follows:

    216.109.118.69 http://www.google.com

  2. Jim B says:

    You can unblock sites with using a proxy, any of these will work:
    http://www.losingmymind.info
    http://www.losingcontrol.info
    http://www.schoolfreedom.info
    http://www.artideas.info

    Also you can get the latest proxies at the Freedom Network:
    http://www.freedomnetwork.info

    Also proxies from the Freedom Network are some of the rare proxies on the net that let you comment, send messages, post bulletins, and view all pages of peoples pages on myspace.

    Enjoy, and tell others so they can enjoy too.

    Happy Surfing!

    Jim B

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