How can I play Minecraft via a proxy server?
Many people are forced to use a proxy, whether they are roommate students or school staff. Following the blog of The Minecraft Teacher, I realized that Minecraft is used for educational purposes, but most schools have a proxy.
So far I have only seen moving
even if I haven’t managed to make it work yet…
[assuming that you are a faculty member] If you use it for educational purposes, your IT department will surely be able to adjust the proxy rules to allow it?
The short answer, if you have a very restrictive firewall, there may be no way to operate Minecraft outside of certain Tunnel / VPN laws that could get you fired, if found. Find someone with authority, maybe a superintendent, a director, a program manager and ask them to help you convince those responsible for the firewall to allow this.
BTW, do you know what type of proxy you use? Does it have different policies depending on who is connected? If so, your proxy probably requires authentication, and I doubt Minecraft will handle it directly.
To be able to play, not only the HTTP proxy must be added, but also the HTTPS, because authentication goes through this.
The appropriate command file should look like this :
I place the batch file next to my Minecraft.exe and start with that.
If you have sufficient control over the server, I suggest you use something like n2n, which is an incredibly simple VPN system (although heavy in command line and without graphical interface).
PuTTY is a very cool ssh customer for all platforms, and although the configuration of the tunnel is a bit shaky, you can basically repack the server port on a local port (the command would be ssh -L: localhost: although working via the graphical interface is a little more difficult.) When you have configured this configuration, you can type localhost: in Minecraft and connect to the server. Note that you need ssh access to the server for it to work, similar to the solution.
These are all the solutions I can think of now, although the previous posters suggested other VPNs that you might want to consult at.
I wanted to do the same thing and by combining the answers on this page with the answers on another page, I have a solution that works for me. All commands you will need (create a batch file and place it in the same directory as the file
The additional part (in addition to what Dutch suggests) is also the transmission of SOCKS port. With all this in a batch file and with my SSH proxy passing through Putty, I was able to connect to multiplayer servers without any problem.
The best solution would be to configure your own proxy.
I don’t know if you can configure an SSH connection to your PC. But SSH allows you to tunnel the connections via SSH .
So if your school does not allow the port you need, you will have to “activate it” on your own. (The best would be SSH because you can configure it on port 443 used for HTTPS, so it is activated in most proxies)
I use Comodo VPN to play Minecraft with my friends and it works very well, as soon as you exit the box.
We are students and our dormitories each connect to the Internet via separate NATs, so we cannot establish connections directly between our machines. For this reason, even if SSH and proxies are possible, they weren’t really practical because we needed an external server for them, so we decided to use VPN software. Once the connection has been established, traffic is routed directly between us, without using an external server, so the speed is excellent.
If you have the privileges to install the software on the machines you use, I recommend that you try Comodo VPN (it’s free as in beer, by the way).
This answer worked for me, but recently stopped working, probably due to an update of Minecraft. Now I am launching Minecraft via ProxyChains ala
As it stands, there is no way to play Minecraft, Vanilla (i.e. no mods or additional software), via a proxy. This may change over time and if so, I will update the answer.
@nosklo, this question (and answer) was asked over a year and a half ago * so the answer would probably have changed. If you wish to respond, I would gladly move the check mark of my answer to yours, provided that the solution works.