Our network has got a lot of restrictions on it, i.e. website's that blocked for example yahoo mail ect. I'm running a Windows XP laptop with VMWARE installed on it.
Using the Ubuntu live load cd I've been able to boot into VMware and browse any site that I choose without any authentication being asked for, even download mp3 if I choose to do so.
(be carefull what you do if you try this, the network administrators can trace the stuff that you do using ur hardcoded MAC adress on your network card)
I can check the network traffic going into and out of my XP but say for example when I'm downloading a file using Ubuntu I can see no traffic from the Ubuntu side.
Any *nix experts out there that can tell me what is happing? As I understand it from one of the guys that I work with the no-authentication thing is cause the traffic from Ubuntu is seen a pure packet traffic and therefore the proxy authenticators dont register it to my name.