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+13 votes

Student can't use the app, YikYak, whiles on the school's wifi. Any thoughts on how the school preventing us?

asked in CSC335 Fall 2022 by (8 points)

5 Answers

+5 votes

I believe the school is using some form of IP blocking, and because YikYak is a relatively simple and small app, the school did not have to worry about other web services related to YikYak. So I believe all they did was add YikYak's IP address to the list of blocked websites.

answered by (232 points)
+5 votes

Augustana ITS simply blocked requests coming from YikYak's IP address so that any device connected to Augie wifi cannot access the app.

answered by (8 points)
+4 votes

The school is probably using some kind of web monitoring program and blocking any requests that links it to YikYak.

answered by (8 points)
+3 votes

It's ITS blocking us from the tea.

answered by (8 points)
+2 votes

ITS monitors the wifi to see if any connections are made to YikYak. If any connection is made from Augie wifi to YikYak, it is blocked automatically.

answered by (8 points)