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Old 01-12-2016, 07:48 PM   #1
jy6
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VPN Proxy Server Suggestions


Hi,

I currently have a proxy running like this:-
Windows XP (VM) connecting to VPN via openvpn client, hosting CC Proxy.

I have switchysharp installed on Chrome on other Windows machines and it allows me to browse using the VPN connection but have dropbox etc go through the regular connection.

I'm trying to replicate this setup in a Linux distribution. I've tried (and failed) to get smoothwall installedand can't get pfsense to get a LAN IP.

From google, I think the next thing to try is some distribution running squid.
Could someone suggest a distro for me to look at that works with Squid. Ideally, it would use ~128MB RAM.

I've pretty much been at this all day and dont have any Linux experience so would be appreciative if someone could give me some pointers.

Thanks
 
Old 01-14-2016, 01:11 AM   #2
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You could route all of you internet traffic through SSH and use it as a SOCKS5 proxy.

Code:
ssh -ND localhost:1080 some.host
Then you configure Chrome to use a SOCKS5 proxy at localhost:1080.

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Old 01-14-2016, 07:30 PM   #3
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Hi Sag,

Sorry, I'm not sure where (even which OS) you want me to run this. Could you suggest a distro I could install to act as the proxy server first?

Thanks
 
Old 01-14-2016, 11:40 PM   #4
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Ah, well any distro that has SSH installed. I'm using Ubuntu desktop. But really *any* distro would work from it. You run that command from the terminal.

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