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Old 07-31-2012, 05:38 PM   #1
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Use my home laptop as a proxy to view BBC etc when I'm working in the USA


Hi

I'd like to somehow configure my laptop (running MINT 12) to act as a proxy server when I'm working in the US so I can access UK services such as iPlayer etc.

Is there an app out there that can achieve this or do I have to configure it myself? Would I be better off with a server distro?

I've been using Linux for several years, UBUNTU and MINT for the most part, I've dabbled with other distros and I'm reasonably comfortable working with terminal commands but treat me like a complete newbie!

Any help or advice would be massively appreciated.
 
Old 07-31-2012, 07:27 PM   #2
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Unless you're in the UK, I don't believe you can access the BBC's iPlayer. This is because the people in the UK pay a television licence fee which funds the BBC (and allows them to access it - you also need a .uk ISP), people in the rest of the world don't pay the licence fee. I believe, however, that the BBC may be working on some sort of subscription thingy for the RotW.

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Old 07-31-2012, 07:44 PM   #3
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Hi
I'd like to somehow configure my laptop (running MINT 12) to act as a proxy server when I'm working in the US so I can access UK services such as iPlayer etc.

Is there an app out there that can achieve this or do I have to configure it myself? Would I be better off with a server distro?

I've been using Linux for several years, UBUNTU and MINT for the most part, I've dabbled with other distros and I'm reasonably comfortable working with terminal commands but treat me like a complete newbie!
Any help or advice would be massively appreciated.
I hate to say this, but there IS a way to do it, using Linux. However, LQ Rules state that we can't help with things like this (region circumvention). While I don't disagree with what you're trying to do, I don't believe there's anything we can help you with here, unless the moderators say that it's ok to answer.
 
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Old 08-01-2012, 06:29 PM   #4
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While I personally find this particular BBC policy appalling, and don't agree
with it, it's their terms & conditions, and we're not allowed to help with
circumventing them.
 
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