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Old 03-14-2010, 08:41 AM   #1
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Question Installing a proxy software to a server for encrypted web surfing?


Hello;

I've a server which is being used as a web server and I'd like install a proxy server software because in my university a lot of websites are banned, even youtube.

But normal proxy server is no good. The university system checking websites by header information. So even if you change your dns, or trying to connect directly to the ip, it terminates because they are checking the data flowing over connection. So I need encrypted proxy service.

I tried tinyproxy but couldn't be able to configure it as I want. Is it possible to do what I want? Is there anything you know to guide me about this issue?
 
Old 03-14-2010, 11:53 AM   #2
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Personally, I'd just suggest you used tor, and don't set up a server yourself. If you can SSH to the box though, then you can very simply run an SOCKS proxy through ssh (e.g. with putty on windows) which requires no additional server side config at all. You might also want to check something like httptunnel, which I assume you can modify User-Agent settings and such.
 
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Talk to the IT people, there is a reason why it is blocked.
 
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Well yes of course, I should have said that, bad form really. Rules and policies are there for a reason, and if those are your working conditions then so be it. Having said that where I work, our corporate IT department and so detached from the projects like that which I work on, it's ridiculous. I needed a proxy account / exception to automatically grab updates from Redhat RHN, and they just refuse to even acknowledge my problem, let alone help me. So I have to use nasty hacks to do my job.
 
  


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