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Avoiding schools proxy? Please Help.

Post by crowoy on Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:21 pm
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At school, they have a proxy login for each user, a username and a password. I have been trying to find ways around this problem, but I can't. I have heard that you can set up a private network, or something, and access all sites that way, including torrenting. I have tried to set a proxy by following several tutorials, etc. and this is all I have come up with: http://private-web-proxy.appspot.com/. I really don't know anything about what I am doing. I've heard someone at school has set up a VPN and is able to do anything, I obviously have no idea how to do it, but he won't tell anyone how to do it.

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Post by mShred on Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:46 pm
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You could try using something like hidemyass. That is, if you're school sucks and doesn't filter anything.
But one of my first suggestions would have been to use a VPN. It's really not that hard at all. I'd say do a quick Google. There may be some free VPN's. I pay for mine, about five bucks a month. But whatever. It essentially just forwards all of your traffic through another server, that way your school can only see you connecting to the VPN. From there, you can go to all the social networks of your heart's desire.
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Re: Avoiding schools proxy? Please Help.

Post by crowoy on Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:30 am
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I start school today, so I really need to find a solution, and I presume that I won't be able to set one up in school. Thing is that I have done Google searches and can't find out how to set one up so it redirects all traffic. I don't know what you mean by 'filter' but yes, my school does block sites like FaceBook, Twitter and Youtube parts of the time in the day. And pretty much all proxies and illegal/torrenting sites are blocked as well. That's why I made my own proxy, which is not blocked at school, so I can access sites like FaceBook and Youtube but can't use stuff like TweetDeck for Twitter, or the iTunes Store, etc. And I guess the person at school is using a VPN, just as your talking about. But as I said, I have no idea how to set one up, do you have to use 3rd party software? And how do you get it redirecting to a server? And what if the server is blocked?

Sorry for all the questions, I basically have no idea what I'm doing.
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Post by mShred on Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:31 am
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You can use third party software. If the server is blocked, then don't expect to be using that server from school.
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=how+to+set+up+a+free+vpn
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Post by crowoy on Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:29 am
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Post by VPR3 on Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:51 pm
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Try accessing the sites you like with "https:" instead of "http:"...... That works in many cases and nothing to install...
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Post by mShred on Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:02 pm
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VPR3 wrote:Try accessing the sites you like with "https:" instead of "http:"...... That works in many cases and nothing to install...

This is actually one of the few basic methods that work at my school. Most people think they're genius because they can get on facebook by going to the URL and adding an 's' every time they load a new page.
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Post by tremor77 on Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:17 am
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If you are handy and setup your own website that is not blocked.. install a proxy script on it called Glype.

http://www.glype.com/

Keep your site address private and to yourself... with Glype installed it's your own personal, private proxy that for the most part will go undetected.

However, knowing your schools rules - might help, do they use a whitelist or a blacklist? Do they use content filtering?
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Post by NoTruth42 on Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:31 am
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Do they run Windows at the school? One of the methods I always used to get around the filter was to use the ping command and get the actual IP address of the site I wanted to visit. That way the filter sees just the IP and not the actual URL.

I would think that most run-of-the-mill smart filters would be able to be circumvented with this move; plus, no proxy to set up.
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Post by tremor77 on Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:44 am
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NoTruth42 wrote:Do they run Windows at the school? One of the methods I always used to get around the filter was to use the ping command and get the actual IP address of the site I wanted to visit. That way the filter sees just the IP and not the actual URL.

I would think that most run-of-the-mill smart filters would be able to be circumvented with this move; plus, no proxy to set up.


It would depend on if the filter checks website Meta Tags or not for various content blocking... and IP method will fail quickly.. just visit http://69.63.189.16 (Facebook)

And see how quickly most websites .htaccess settings re-route you to the domain actual.
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