in our school, downloading of music files,aqvis,mpeg, exes, zips are disallowed ,
since i know a bit of php , i wanted to know if i can initiate a download from some http address, using php, and after the file has downloaded into the web server, php renames the .zip to a image format like .jpg, and then i can download it directly from this webserver, since it bypasses the block in our school firewall.
(our firewall is not that sophisticated, just a cgi script that checks the file extension, and filters offensive words).
Is it possible? I know its possible to ftp connect , but what about plain http?