From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Marilyn Kennedy)
Subject: Blocked out! Left out!
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 1997 19:51:43 -0400
Perhaps the collective expertise and experience of this awesome group can solve the problem of "firewalls"...... This year, all computers in our country are linked to a proxy server in the "central office" and the proxy server has its "cyber patrol" etc in full force. As a result, links that make the Internet come alive are blocked. No longer can we get the " realaudio" transmission of a shuttle mission, I was unable to link up to this week's "ask a scientist" videoconference which happened to be on Mars! I do have people in our central office sympathetic to my pleas and they are working on the problem and I have sent out email to CuSeeMe Help <email@example.com> and the common reply I have had is "we have the same problem here at our school, let me know if you have found the solution. As more schools hook up and get connected, the issues of firewalls will become more visible. I understand the purpose they serve but what a shame it would be if they block out presence of "real world " connections. Does any one have that magic wand to make those walls come tumbling down?? Marilyn Wall John Wayland Elem Bridgewater, VA