LinuxQuestions.org
LinuxAnswers - the LQ Linux tutorial section.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking
User Name
Password
Linux - Networking This forum is for any issue related to networks or networking.
Routing, network cards, OSI, etc. Anything is fair game.

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 06-18-2006, 08:12 PM   #1
LinuxBlackBox
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Canada
Distribution: Slackware 9
Posts: 243

Rep: Reputation: 30
Question 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
 
Old 06-18-2006, 08:34 PM   #2
vimal
Red Hat India
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Kerala/Pune,india
Distribution: RedHat, Fedora
Posts: 260

Rep: Reputation: 34
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,,
 
Old 12-08-2007, 01:18 PM   #3
jefuchs
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2007
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
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.
 
Old 10-28-2008, 10:50 PM   #4
klearview
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2006
Location: London
Distribution: Debian, Kubuntu
Posts: 572

Rep: Reputation: 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by jefuchs View Post
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.

Last edited by klearview; 10-28-2008 at 11:08 PM. Reason: Added info
 
  


Reply

Tags
iptables, proxy, server


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Squid proxy server--- Please set 'visible_hostname' 50197433 Linux - Software 1 06-13-2006 05:18 AM
Squid proxy server--- Please set 'visible_hostname' 50197433 Linux - Software 2 06-10-2006 12:36 AM
how to set up a proxy server? h3xis Linux - Networking 5 06-15-2005 04:37 PM
how to set up a proxy server? (noobie question) crumb Linux - Software 1 03-07-2005 12:19 AM
Set up Proxy Server sanmadjack Linux - Software 6 02-15-2005 04:13 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:50 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration