How to Unblock A Barracuda Web Filter

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Barracuda is a powerful web-filtering firewall that is employed at schools, offices and even homes to filter out content that is not deemed suitable by them. Normally, the aim is to create a bridge between the user and the host site by filtering out unwanted contact. Though there exists no way to unblock a Barracuda (unless you happen to be the administrator), there is a way that lets you go past the filter and bridge the gap.

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Things you need

  • Proxy server

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  1. 1

    Choose a proxy server on the Internet. A proxy server is an intermediary that lets you surf the sites you want without revealing your identity. There are many sites on the web where proxy servers are available.

  2. 2

    Visit one such site. There is a clearly demarcated tab on each proxy server site. Enter the URL you wish to visit, (e.g., in this tab. Press "Enter."

  3. 3

    Wait to be redirected to the URL you entered. You have gone past the Barracuda web filter.

Tips and warnings

  • Change proxy sites and servers frequently.
  • The above-mentioned process at places such as schools is illegal as per U.S. laws, hence, be careful.

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