Re: Blocked out! Left out!

From: Barbara Weimann <>
Subject: Re: Blocked out! Left out!
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 1997 08:57:54 -0400 (EDT)

Dear Marilyn,
Is that why I was unable to watch the progress of the shuttle when I logged
on to the world map for tracking yesterday. My class could watch the
shuttle's progress  on our tv from NASA, but I wanted to show my kids how
you could follow the shuttle from your home computer and the little devil
didn't move on the computer screen. I thought they just weren't putting it
out for the public at that time.
Would that be one of the firewalls?

At 07:50 PM 9/26/97 -0400, you wrote:
>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
>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
><> 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