WTV URL ACCESS TRICKS
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NOTES: Please notify me of any additions or corrections. NOTE: The Techniques are listed in chronological order... most recent on the top.
Obsolete Tricks have red titles.
Yellow means a Trick may still work depending on your Client version.
If a title is Green, it should still work.
Unfortunately, unless a new access Trick is posted in public, it will be my policy NOT to include them here. WTV actively targets all these direct-access techniques. For information on WTV's apparent motivation please go here.
I would have prefered to put all code in text boxes for easy C&P but several factors interfer with that... one being additional textarea commands.
SSL ACCESS: ulTRAX/January '00
This method used embeds in sig of pages which had WTV URL Links. The difference was that the page had to be on a server that suppported SSL. In doing so the embed would bypass the WNI proxies which might be transcoding ordinary embeds. Instead of using any of the more exotic file extensions, the SSL method could still use the common html extension.
This method was to held in reserve for after the next upgrade... and while it was hinted at, it was never openly discussed or demonstrated. None the less, WNI found a way to kill it sometime in late March.
JS DIRECT ACCESS TOOL: Quikgamer/June '99
The development of the Access Tool proved once again, that WNI may never be able to selectively prevent us from direct access of WTV-URLs. This tool may not work with the Fall '99 Client Upgrades. Just C&P the code from the form below.
INFO ACCESS TECHNIQUE: wasdiscovered/June 99
This method is a two step process. Once a URL is entered into the form, a button is pressed and you are brought to a cache page. There you hit the INFO button and you are taken to the URL you selected. The method utilizes a "trusted" browser page to access URLs.
Below is the first version of the INFO tool. Since them other varieties have been created, but they all do the same thing.