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LinuxBlackBox 06-18-2006 07:12 PM

Easiest way to set up a proxy server?
 
My network at school blocks out gMail, and since I like to be able to check my email from school, I had been using a proxy server under windows to get around the blocks. Now I've switched over to Linux, (mandriva 2006) and I'd like to do the same thing. As far as I've read, it's something to do with IPTABLES, but beyond that I've no idea. hat would be the easiest way to:

School > [Router > Desktop PC > Router] > World Wide Web

?

I'd like all requests on port 8080 to be forwarded on. Any help is appreciated

vimal 06-18-2006 07:34 PM

Hello LinuxBlackBox,

You could do the same here. You can configure your web browser to send packets through an external proxy and bypass the LAN firewall. If you are using mozilla firefox, you can do it from 'edit => prefernces => connection settings.

Thanks,,

jefuchs 12-08-2007 12:18 PM

A simple (possible) solution
 
Gmail is blocked where I work, but they neglected to block Gmail's secure server. Put https:// in the address (add an s) and you might get through. Works for me.

klearview 10-28-2008 09:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jefuchs (Post 2984148)
Gmail is blocked where I work, but they neglected to block Gmail's secure server. Put https:// in the address (add an s) and you might get through. Works for me.

I love this site! In the UK Three for some reason blocks gmail, Google apps for business and iGoogle when using their 3g internet. Thanks, jefuchs, your solution worked.

Just to add one more thing for anyone googling for it: Three for some reason prevent you from accessing normal version of ebay - they redirect you to crazily crippled h3g.ebay.co.uk. That is easily circumvented by using Tor/Privoxy combination.


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