I access internet in my university campus. Like most of the concerned institutions they have banned us from accessing networking sites, video sites, downloading sites and also porn sites. They have installed a program “Arithme” that even recognizes file formats so it restricts all media formats viz. mp3, aac, mpg, avi, rmvb etc. Even files in rar and exe formats are restricted. The only files supported are flv and zip.
Very bad nah!
Since there are proxies for networking sites, I needed a Rapidshare Proxy. I am an avid Mozilla Firefox user, so, while searching for proxy add-ons in Mozilla site, I hit upon this addon – “rapidshare @ office”. After installing this add-on, I was able to download a lots of stuff from Rapidshare and no one in this university knows that. HaHa..
This add-on converts all RS’s mirror links (rs*.rapidshare.com) to IP then downloads using those IPs. If you are not in restricted internet LAN, you can also use this add-on to automate whole RS links download process.
You might wonder, what is a proxy? Well, it is a hack – in a layman’s language. Technically, it is a server. Proper name is, proxy server. What these servers do is, they load the pages on their machines, and then render them to our computer screens. In this way, the website-blocker program cannot recognize which website we’re opening.
To know more visit: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/9779