How can i use a proxy to access blocked sites at uni? I think i got it, but i have no way to test if it would work because im at home now.
They block everything but email, Reddit and news pages. When you try to access anything else it instead displays a message saying "X is blocked because it is in category entertainment/arts/Y".
They probably have it on lockdown. Follow >>52482212's advice, and consider using a VPN on those ports or Tor.
>Seems like overkill
I agree (on the school's part) if it's a University, but such restrictions are normal for K-12 schools. Colleges typically only block pornography and P2P. He must be in a really terrible or ultraconservative university.