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Old 07-28-2010, 08:26 AM
 
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I will be leaving the country for 90 days and the only internet access I will have will be thru my employer. I like to download music and movies using bitorrent and various torrent sites. What I need to know is if my employer can see what I am downloading and sharing if I hook up thru their network. Now to be clear I will NOT be going to any websites on their network as I can get a decent wireless signal from a nearby cafe. I need the work network in order to download anything as the wireless signal I can get will not download or share anything with any sort of speed. Will my employer be able to see what bitorrent is seeding and leeching and will they be able to see a list of the websites I have been to even if I never search the web on their network?
Thanks for any assistance.

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Old 07-28-2010, 08:58 AM
 
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Probably best to ask this in the computer forum.
Those guys know LOTS of stuff and are very helpful!
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:13 PM
 
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You should assume that the IT department can see everything you do on your computer - the question is, is it paying attention? Typically there is way too much volume of traffic to watch everything and IT depts only look for flags - huge files, excessive activity, flagged internet addresses, certain keywords and file types, that kind of stuff. If you aren't connecting to the network for your business, only logs and caches would hold evidence of your activity.

What you can do really depends on the policy of your employer.

One option is to install a free Linux operating system on a thumb drive and boot off that (and save to it) when you want to download anything you're not sure your employer would approve of.
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:22 PM
 
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you already asked the same question. You expect a different answer?
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Old 07-28-2010, 09:31 PM
 
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One option is to install a free Linux operating system on a thumb drive and boot off that (and save to it) when you want to download anything you're not sure your employer would approve of.
Off the company network you may be able to get away with this, however, even booting from a linux boot disk will not allow the OP to download/surf/etc safely from the company network.
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