Bypass website blocks with proxies

First published on July 15, 2007

At some workplaces (not mine, thankfully), their firewall prevents you from accessing certain websites. I understand (but don’t agree with) the reasoning behind reducing workplace web distractions such as Facebook, but sometimes you actually have a legitimate need to access one of those sites. Or, using Facebook as an example, if you need to take two minutes to RSVP to a non-work event on there, I say go ahead. Do it on your lunch break if you’re really concerned.

So how are you going to access a blocked website? (Hey this would come in handy in countries where they filter what you can access on the Internet…) Visit a website that offers up the use of a proxy. A proxy in this case is a “middleman” browser. You specify which destination website you want to access to the proxy website and it will visit that website for you. To your workplace, you are visiting the proxy website. To the destination website, it is the proxy website that is accessing it. You still get to browse the information on the destination website.

This also comes in handy if you’re paranoid about broadcasting information such as your IP address to the destination website. You can surf semi-anonymously this way.

A good web proxy is and You can also search for “web proxy” on Google.


15 Responses to “Bypass website blocks with proxies”

  1. corey says:

    ok lets c

  2. raj says:

    i cant access this site from uae

  3. bob says:

    Let c it then

  4. jazzman says:

    bebo cant access

  5. Tom says:

    I tried using the 2 proxy websites. but unfortunately my work place blocked all the proxy websites as well. Any other ways? >.<

  6. Peter says:

    Those sneaky workplaces! Maybe people can post all the proxy websites they know?

  7. CvC says:

    What if your workplace blocks proxy sites as well like mine does….

    Access Denied (policy_denied)
    Your system policy has denied access to the requested URL.
    For assistance, contact your network support team.
    Your request was categorized by Blue Coat Web Filter as 'Proxy Avoidance'.
    If you wish to question or dispute this result, please click here….

    Is there any way around this?

    CvC –

  8. Peter says:

    Hey CvC, unfortunately I don't know any way around that if your workplace has a filter that blocks ALL proxy sites.

  9. Globe says:

    Try this:
    Open Terminal and ping the website that you want to visit. (ping Copy and paste the IP address (numbers) to your browser’s address bar and press the Return (Enter) key.

  10. aj says:

    I can’t find a single proxy anymore there used to be like thirty that we could use, but they were all blocked. does anyone know of any?

  11. pro hacker says:

    your all gay puffs, proxys arent the way to bypass systems, you need to break the code.

  12. DUH says:

    how are you suppose to break the code if you dont have access to it.. ASS…

  13. Chris says:

    The firewall doesn’t block proxies because they are proxies, it blocks them because its on their list of bad sites… so google "new proxies by email" -or something like that and sign up for it to sent to your work email (or another email you can access if you want) then use the new proxies from the email before the get on the "list" and when it does just use another one.

    Good luck ;D

  14. mysteryman says:

    Hey guys use V If you use Google the first two might not work just keep clicking. P.S. keep your eyes looking at the top right. Good Luck!!!

  15. FatBat says:

    Your request was categorized by Blue Coat Web Filter as ‘Proxy Avoidance’.

    Fuuuuuu !

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