The code compiles but then nothing runs it just sits on the spinning disc
SHSTechnician (0)

Hi,
The head of computing has tried to run the code from an example game and nothing is happening. All he gets is the spinning circle. Just wondered if anyone else uses repl.it in a school with web filtering, and knows if there are any URL's that need to be whitelisted please?

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CodeMaster007 (113)

Repl.it's programs run on servers and not on your device. That is why you can run repl off a ipad or phone. If you were to make a program that uses a usb camera to detect a object or something, the program would not be able to access the camera and therefore, would not work. Html is different however because the program is a website and websites are a bit different. They use domains to "find" the server and run the program off your device or cpu. So to answer your question, it really depends on how large the program is, how much files are necessary, and if your school blocked proxies or other types of server stuff. I have not really used repl at school, but I think it would be a great idea considering my school uses ipads. I think I actually go to your school btw. (The first letter is S and the last is N.)
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CodeMaster007 :)

SHSTechnician (0)

Thanks for the response CodeMaster007. I am aware that Repl.its code runs on their servers, but as the example game 'aliens' or any game for that matter doesn't run, this is normally due to a URL needing to be added (whitelisted) on the schools web filtering solution. i just needed a list of IP addresses or host names for repl.it that need to be added to the school web filtering.

CodeMaster007 (113)

Because repl runs off servers, it means that even if you block every single thing except the website repl itself, students will still be able to run there program and run repl normally. If you would like to block the "bypass", then you would have to block the server, which in this case you cannot. I created a website once where you can browser the internet, all off a few commands on bash. I also made one off firefox and did a quick test. Basically, I wanted to see if I blocked every single thing except repl and a few other stuff, will the program work. I specifically set it up to block games, proxys, and everything else. My final result was that it still worked. I never used the program for anything really, but I learned that adding, removing, and editing the settings so repl would be blocked is useless. The only thing that could effect the website is to block it directly. If the program you are trying to run is off HTML, Javascript, or any other web software, then thats another story. I hope this helps!
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SHSTechnician (0)

Thanks CodeMaster007, the reply.it website is definitely not being blocked by the schools website filtering. The students and staff can access the website and login etc. It's just when a game is run that nothing happens apart from that wheel spins!

CodeMaster007 (113)

Can you send me the game? There could be a problem with the cookies, html, css, etc. Sometimes this error happens to me, but it should be a pretty easy one to fix. I have class now btw, so I will check the program out a bit later. @SHSTechnician

CodeMaster007 (113)

@SHSTechnician Is it fixed? If not, I can fix the issue for you now.

SHSTechnician (0)

@CodeMaster007 Yes thank you. The web filtering has been changed and now the game runs ok.