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adelgado 06-12-2007 04:43 PM

Bunch of Questions!
 
Well, I recently got a stable Internet connection. Since my computer stays on permanently, I've been wanting to use a bunch of services, and most of them (OK, OK, all of them) I don't know how to set up. I was thinking about:

1) A way to access my files remotely that wouldn't compromise security. Even better if it is HTML-based, since I could see my files from anywhere with a browser;

2) Since some places don't allow you to download any content, I had an idea: I'd have a script on my computer that would simply take all the content of a file, and sent it as a HTML or TXT file. Then on the remote computer I'd just paste everything into an executable file.

3) Also, I'd like to make available for my friends and me, when needed, some kind of FTP server.

4) I think this one is the hardest. It also seems to me as one of the most important: Some places don't allow you to enter some websites, so I had this idea; if I could set up a way of making the traffic pass through my box before hitting the remote. Kinda like: "http://my.current.ip.address:8080/<some kind of file/script>.extension?site=google.com"
Then all the traffic that google.com sends would pass through my computer.
The script would have to go through each page that gets requested and change all the links:

If http://my.current.ip.address:8080/<some kind of file/script>.extension?site=google.com sends me index.html, wich contains

Code:

<a href="http://images.google.com/imghp?tab=wi"></a>
the script would change it to

Code:

<a href="http://my.current.ip.address:8080/<some kind of file/script>.extension?site=images.google.com/imghp?tab=wi"></a>
for the sake of making the hyperlinks work.



I'd like to make it clear that I'm not looking for anybody to do this _for_ me, just some pointers and some explanations about what I should be looking for, since I don't have the slightest idea of what I should be googling for :)

Also, I don't have fixed-IP, but I don't mind writing down a few numbers every morning in a piece of paper :p


Any help about any of the items would be great! Many thanks!

sycamorex 06-12-2007 06:19 PM

4) Can be done with Putty + firefox (assuming that the computer you are using at work/school runs windows)- I don't know how exactly to set it up, though
HTH

adelgado 06-12-2007 08:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sycamorex
4) Can be done with Putty + firefox (assuming that the computer you are using at work/school runs windows)- I don't know how exactly to set it up, though
HTH

In wich machine I would run PuTTY? The only one I can actually run it is m box.

Why does it works only with Firefox? Doesn't it works with Internet Explorer?

Thanks for the answer :)

sycamorex 06-13-2007 03:27 AM

I haven't done it, but my colleague did it once to access the forums.

Work computer: windows xp + putty + firefox
(he told me it doesn't work with IE)

Home computer must be up and running linux

However, that's as far as I know. I think you need to wait for the
explanation/advice of more experienced members of this forum.

regards

adelgado 06-13-2007 07:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sycamorex
I haven't done it, but my colleague did it once to access the forums.

Work computer: windows xp + putty + firefox
(he told me it doesn't work with IE)

Home computer must be up and running linux

However, that's as far as I know. I think you need to wait for the
explanation/advice of more experienced members of this forum.

regards

Unfortunatly, if I were to install PuTTY it would not run due to Firewall restrictions, I guess. (Haven't tried it though)

Thanks for your help!

farslayer 06-13-2007 08:14 AM

http://sourceforge.net/projects/sslexplorer/

SSL-Explorer is a fully-featured, web-based SSL VPN server. This practicable remote access security solution includes SSL tunneling, intranet website proxying, access to multiple file systems and application launching/tunneling through a standard browser

This solution uses the standard https port 443. that should be allowed through your corp firewall without a problem.


Putty doesn't have to run on the ssh port you know.. you can tell it to use port 80 or 443..


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