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On Bypassing Restrictive Firewalls with Your Freedom

As promised, here’s a full walkthrough for getting past restrictive firewalls that allow only HTTP access:

  1. Get the Your-Freedom installer. If you already have Java installed on your computer, the minimal install is god. Otherwise, you need to get the full installer that includes the Java Virtual Machine.
  2. Install it.
  3. Get OpenVPN. Install that too. Leave all default settings.
  4. Open your Network Connections (the place where you can see all the connections – differs for different versions of Windows).
  5. Right click the TAP32 connection (this one is new). Go to properties, then TCP/IP properties. In the DNS section of this, choose Manual selection, and enter in the first field. Leave everything else as such, and click OK.
  6. Create a free account from the Your-Freedom website.
  7. Run Your-Freedom from the icons it places on the Desktop and Start Menu. Vista users need to run it with Admin privileges (Right click > Run as Administrator)
  8. Follow the wizard that pops up. End it.
  9. In Ports setting, check the box that says “Use OpenVPN port 1194” (or something like that).
  10. Restart Your-Freedom.
  11. You’re through! All you need to do is to channel your applications through Your-Freedom: change the prock-sies on your applications to point to: localhost, port 8080 (for HTTP, FTP, etc) and localhost, port 1080 (for SOCKS)

This should work as wonderfully for you as it did for me.

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