Bypass OpenDNS Blocked Sites At Work

So your at work and you really want to watch that YouTube video your buddy sent you. But you can’t cuz YouTube is blocked. Well I’m here to show you how. This builds on a previous post I did about listening to Pandora in Canada. Your using the socks proxy we setup before but you still can’t watch YouTube clips because their being blocked at the DNS level. Nothing we can do about that right? Wrong. Lets configure Firefox to send DNS requests over the socks proxy. There by circumventing the DNS blocks at work.

Firefox - about:config

In Firefox type about:config into the address bar. Now type dns into the filter. Double-click on the network.proxy.socks_remote_dns to configure Firefox to send our DNS requests through the proxy. Voila! We can now laugh it up watching YouTube clips to our hearts content.

25 responses to “Bypass OpenDNS Blocked Sites At Work”

  1. Lukas Olbrich says:

    Doesnt Work

  2. Lukas Olbrich says:

    Doesnt Work

  3. Aaron Campbell says:

    Hi Tim. You just added me to your Twitter. I was going to do a tweet making fun of you but realized that would actually involve using Twitter, which is beneath me. Dammit man, it’s beneath us all!

    I hope you are well.

    Later T-bone. (Can I call you T-bone? It’s cool and tough.)

  4. Aaron Campbell says:

    Hi Tim. You just added me to your Twitter. I was going to do a tweet making fun of you but realized that would actually involve using Twitter, which is beneath me. Dammit man, it’s beneath us all!

    I hope you are well.

    Later T-bone. (Can I call you T-bone? It’s cool and tough.)

  5. Aslan says:

    doesn’t work please give some proper solution

  6. Aslan says:

    doesn’t work please give some proper solution

  7. Claudine says:

    It does not work 🙁

  8. Claudine says:

    It does not work 🙁

  9. hannah says:

    didn’t work

  10. hannah says:

    didn’t work

  11. Smarty says:

    doesn't freaking work.
    thanx nonetheless.

  12. CrashCore says:

    I can’t believe this article isn’t wildly popular. It works perfectly! Many people post online looking for ways to bypass OpenDNS, and this is the only page on which I’ve seen this wonderful solution. Thanks!

  13. Andrewjacksonthethird says:

    Err, could someone please give me a detailed walkthrough on how to do this? Thank you.

  14. Dspotts says:

    i’m a lil slower then most with this, can you explain a lil better? i’m able to access vezg.com but i donot understand how to set up this working proxy in firefox?

  15. CrashCore says:

    Web proxies are different than SOCKS or HTTP proxies, the former of which is easier and doesn’t require this method but also doesn’t work with all sites. Instead, set up FireFox to use a proxy (google it if you don’t know how; it’s simple) and then try some of these servers (http://aliveproxy.com/socks5-list/).

  16. Unfortunate says:

    This caused Firefox to crash when I attempted to access a website. I reopened it and it worked fine until I tried to go anywhere, when it crashed again. I’m betting it’s because proxies are blocked by OpenDNS.

  17. Green says:

    Doesn’t work. Sorry.

  18. Ezthepez says:

    it doesnt work anymore……..

  19. saskurenai says:

    this dowsn’t work u moron!?,.

  20. Gunaa says:

     Waste one…

  21. Gunaa says:

    Waste one

  22. Asf says:

    Follow the guide on Pandora in Canada first. Duh.

  23. Fredy says:

    tested on my campus, it’s working!! Follow the Putty tutorial first then step next at this one*dood*

  24. Debjit Ghosh says:

    No, this is vogasssssss. Not working

  25. Networkninja says:

    the part you leave out is that you also now get fired 😉

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