So my school uses a firewall called smoothwall to keep us from going to a various number of websites, so i figured out that using a proxy server, in this case its Tor, would let me get past web panel that pops up. How exactly does this work?
firewalls block incoming traffic, correct?
and proxies only disguise your ip to the web server right?
so in theory smoothwall should block the website no matter what, right?
sorry i'm just confused about this whole topic and because most of you on here seem like pretty smart individuals i figured i'd just ask
thanks in advance for answers :)
My school uses a firewall called Smoothwall to keep us from going to a various number of websites, so I figured out that using a proxy server, in this case its Tor, would get past the firewall. How exactly does this work?
Since the proxy only changes your IP how does it get round the filter since the web request would still remain the same.