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basically I am trying to make my computer a proxy server, so I can access my internet from school through google chrome 'Proxy Switchy!'.

I was looking on google but I cant find anything useful, do you guys know of anything?

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You're in luck! The ever-fantastic Lifehacker just ran a story on exactly how to do this!

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Brilliant, i'll have a look at it ;) – Crazyd22 Feb 12 '10 at 21:18
Just set it up on my website. Anyone can do it. (seeing as I am 12) – The Green Frog Feb 12 '10 at 21:18
Nah this isn't really what I was looking for, it will get blocked quickly by my school, I was looking for a proxy ip and port to enter directly into chrome – Crazyd22 Feb 12 '10 at 21:34
hm? This "turns your computer into a proxy server", are you looking for somebody else's proxy to use? IMO, this is the best option - if they use DNS filtering, you can get past it by using your IP, and if they block by IP, you can turn your router off for 10 minutes, most likely getting a new IP! If you're looking for a port/ip sort of thing, take a look at SSH tunneling, which is also encrypted, so they can't see what you're looking at. Do it over port 443 (The port HTTPS uses) and they can't block it without breaking a good portion of the web, and can't tell it apart from alright traffic. – Phoshi Feb 12 '10 at 21:39
Hey, my school block the proxy's somehow, but I used a private proxy, where when I typed it in to the proxy on chrome, it popped up with a user login, I logged in and I could access every page. I want to create a personal proxy like '' but with my own port etc.... – Crazyd22 Feb 12 '10 at 22:00

Just a FYI from a Network Admin. It is common to search the page source for words like Proxy... and block pages that contain them. So I will take a page from a buddy of mine in high school. He did a find and replace on the source code, and replaced all of the variables with words like "American Revolution". The page looked like an American history site to a bot, and he could browse what ever he wanted. Good luck!

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Yeah I already through about that ;), I created a game site called, but got banned because I think the admins monitor what sites we go on. – Crazyd22 Feb 12 '10 at 21:36
Yeah we are jerks like that...If you are going to do this from a home system don't give it a DNS name, just use your external IP. – Skaughty Feb 12 '10 at 21:42
lol, yeah I was planning to use my ip for the proxy on chrome – Crazyd22 Feb 13 '10 at 10:41

You really need to look into getting an ssh server set up, and tunneling everything through that- this will make it practically impossible for anyone to snoop on what you're doing, You'd need putty and an ssh server (most linux distros come with one, or i suppose you can use freessh or something like that).

Another advantage is the basic tactic will work with anything as long as you have it set up right

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I followed all of the steps, and it says that my network is unreachable? I am using a switch, could this be the problem? – Crazyd22 Feb 13 '10 at 10:40
have you forwarded port 22 to the server? – Journeyman Geek Feb 13 '10 at 14:26

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