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golfinguy4
03-22-2002, 09:46 PM
Since the admin @ my school is too lazy to allow connections to the server, all my stuff @ school is stuck there. I cannot access it without going through the ol email to urself trick which only accepts email of certain sizes. Therefore, my question is would it be legal/ethical to install a trojan on the server so that I could access my files from home (my files only)?

SilentStrike
03-22-2002, 10:03 PM
How about bringing a floppy disk? It's a whole hell of a lot less risky/troublesome.

golfinguy4
03-22-2002, 10:15 PM
Floppy drive blocked too.

blight2c
03-22-2002, 11:55 PM
:whisper: what if you attached it to a message board :looks both ways:

Fordy
03-23-2002, 04:49 AM
Get a briefcase account at yahoo..

nvoigt
03-23-2002, 04:57 AM
Therefore, my question is would it be legal/ethical to install a trojan on the server so that I could access my files from home (my files only)?


Ethical ? Don't know.
Legal ? NO WAY !

If you like your school and don't want to be kicked out, keep your fingers from the servers.

There have to be enough methods to do this. Try those listed above.

shtarker
03-23-2002, 06:45 AM
There's normally some easy way to get to blocked drives.
At my school they only blocked it by mounting some network drive over the top of A:.
Winfile dismounts it in seconds.

golfinguy4
03-23-2002, 08:17 AM
I think i'll try Fordy's.

taylorguitarman
03-23-2002, 10:35 AM
It's neither ethical nor legal.
Have you tried asking the admin to make a backup for you? That would be the first thing I try. They should be willing and able to make a copy of your data for you (given some time). Make sure you ask politely.
If that is unsuccessful then follow Fordy's advice or get some other web storage account and upload the files to that.