Well, just as something to do with my free time today as my brain was unable to solve a bug in my current code, I decided to break open the filter settings of orkut being inaccessible :-)!
- Need to keep trying and trying hard @ breaking stuff
- A lil bit know-how of using computers… Essentially the mantra of Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V
- Ability to browse
That’s right - anybody with the basics of browsing can break open the filter for orkutting
Principle behind the breaking
This section can be skipped by the people who are not interested in learning why you can break open a filtered site! Essentially what your filter is checking for is the domain name to be blocked. IOW, the filter would search for ur HTTP header for the domain name to be say www.orkut.com and will block any headers from proceeding to the website :-)!
Now, how can we hack this?
The answer is much simpler than it seems actually. At least for my case, I just replaced the domain name by its corresponding IP address. For e.g. the time when I wanted to access orkut.com
I went to Convert Host Name to IP Address or Find IP address of a host - e.g. find IP address of host name of and found out the IP address of www.orkut.com
Replace the www.orkut.com occurrence in the URL on your web-address by the corresponding IP. Boom, everything starts working!!
Instructions specific to accessing orkut
With orkut you require a little bit more patience…
Step 1: Get the IP address of orkut.com from here, and let’s say it’s named X.X.X.X
Step 2: Type http://www.orkut.com/GLogin.aspx?done=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.orkut.com%2F and replace “www.orkut.com” with the IP address you have located. So, the address should be http://X.X.X.X/GLogin.aspx?done=http%3A%2F%2FX.X.X.X%2F
Step 3: This would lead you to another blocked page, wherein the site address on the top/or the URL that was blocked needs to be retrieved… Usually it’s of this type - http://www.orkut.com/RedirLogin.aspx?page=http://www.orkut.com/Home.aspx?xid=::weirdnumberhere::
Step 4: Replace www.orkut.com with the IP address and the ::weirdnumberhere:: with your unique XID [Everybody has a unique id], and click on enter.
see also my orkuthack(easyone)