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Old 02-23-2012, 03:37 AM   #1
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Forwarding Http traffic through another machine in my LAN


Hello guys,
I am inside a network where my machine (IP-192.168.4.53) dont have access to Gmail. But I have access to another machine with IP (192.168.4.33/24) through which Gmail is accessible. Now what I want to achieve is redirect all my http traffic through that system. Will I be able to do this using IPTables? I have tried and failed but I dont know why I am sure this can be done.

Also all my traffic goes through a proxy 192.168.53.105 where I guess there is a firewall which actually blocks gmail access based on IP (this is a guess)
Any help would be welcome. I would be grateful if you can point me in the right direction..


(Ps: Dont tell me to use gmail in the other system :P its not mine )
 
Old 02-23-2012, 05:10 AM   #2
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The obvious solution is to ask to have gmail unblocked on your computer. If it is allowed on the other computer, it may be an oversight.
 
Old 02-23-2012, 05:35 AM   #3
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@jschiwal: hmm thanks for the reply. But in my case its not completely true. What if the system which has access to gmail is owned by a friend with more privilege (may be a system administrator). But my point is if anyone monitors these packets it will be destined to his IP hence they are legitimate traffic right?? but the redirection (Forwarding happens once the packet reaches his system) Correct me if I am wrong.
 
Old 02-25-2012, 07:41 AM   #4
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Helping you go around your company's email security policy would be in violation of LQ's rules. One reason for it may be to prevent malware being introduced. They want to be able scan all attatchments. They may also want to monitor email traffic to prevent secrets from being disclosed. There are liability issues, and for American companies SOX requires emails to be archived in a single location.

It could also be possible that GMail is allowed if you have a certificate that allows the proxy to decrypt ssl traffic so the network safeguards are in place. Again the right way to handle the situation is to present a case why you need gmail access at work, and access it legitimately.

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