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On my university the internet is very fast but almost everything is blocked by fortiguard, and the only allowed sites are wikipedia and facebook, I discovered that the only open ports are port 80 (HTTP) and 23 (FTP).

The internet speed on my home is 400kb/s and on my university is 1000Kb/s. I created a web server on my home and tried with glype, but glype is terrible and many javascript-based website doesn't work. Then I created a SHH server on my home (using port 23) and when I connected from my university everything works as expected, but the speed was about 50kb/s.

I really hate fortiguard because it blocks everything, even useful sites for students. I know the firewall doesnt use load balancing and the minimum speed using a proxy must be the lowest speed of both connections (host and client) minus the bandwith used by encryption.

So, how can I create a home proxy server to bypass fortiguard??

(I mean a real proxy server like those you can find on


  • until now I created a web server and a SSH server but not a real proxy server.
  • the dynamic ip of my home connection is not a problem because my router is always on.
  • use a proxy is not against the rules of my university, I'm sure.
  • the ip's that you can find on internet are in the blacklist of fortiguard, for this reason I need my own proxy server.
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closed as off topic by Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007, Canadian Luke, ChrisF, HackToHell, Diogo Nov 4 '12 at 15:59

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What kind of machine are you trying to run this on? What platform, OS, etc? – Xyon Nov 3 '12 at 18:04
im using windows 7 o a netbook with 4gb of ram and dual core processor, but I can install linux on it if its necessary – John Serrano Nov 3 '12 at 18:54
Telnet uses port 23. FTP uses ports 20 and 21 for data and control. – Hennes Nov 4 '12 at 1:24
You should not be trying to bypass the university's security. Were you to be discovered (and there's a good chance you will be discovered) you are going to lose internet access totally if you get thrown out. – ChrisF Nov 4 '12 at 11:22
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if you can install linux (on your home server) this should help. openVPN server

btw if the uni has blacklisted proxies, i wouldn't be surprised if they weren't too pleased with you using a proxy (should they find out)

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Whether or not you're "sure" that using a proxy isn't against the rules, consider that the system was put in place specifically to prevent users of the network visiting sites outside of a trusted list. Regardless of what you do, setting up a mechanism to subvert this is highly likely to get you into trouble and possibly banned from the network completely.

If you have a proper reason for using a site not in the permitted list, you can likely make a case to the network administrators for its inclusion in that list - such as it's a necessary site for your course research.

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