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sanmadjack 02-15-2005 11:20 AM

Set up Proxy Server
 
I want to set up my Fedora Core 3 dedicated server to act also as a proxy server so that I can use it to bypass some of the filterings that go on at the college I work at. Anybody know whow I can do this?

sigsegv 02-15-2005 01:29 PM

Assuming it's going to live on the college network, this is a short answer. It will be subject to the same rules that you are, so ... You can't.

:scratch:

sanmadjack 02-15-2005 01:58 PM

ah, but it's not going to. the server is at my house on a seperate internet connection. I've used proxies to circumvent before seuccesfuly, but they keep geting shut down. So, I want to set one up for myself.

daft 02-15-2005 02:01 PM

God bless the ssh tunnels

install a small proxy on your server

ssh -L 8080:<your ip>:8080

set your proxy to 127.0.0.1:8080

and of you go
if your on a windows pc use putty for the ssh tunnel

and the nice thing they cant detect you becose it is incripted

sigsegv 02-15-2005 02:08 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by sanmadjack
ah, but it's not going to. the server is at my house on a seperate internet connection. I've used proxies to circumvent before seuccesfuly, but they keep geting shut down. So, I want to set one up for myself.
Ah, very good then.

Assuming you can connect out on 22 (and if you can't, just bind SSH to some other port that you can connect to), just do what daft mentions above:

(corrected)
Set up a proxy (Junkbuster will cut down on the banner ads and related garbage nicely) and tell it to bind to 8080, then just

ssh -L 8080:localhost:8080 user@your.ip.com

And the uni can't snoop on you (well, to be correct, they could, but it would take significant effort) because it's *encrypted

sanmadjack 02-15-2005 02:54 PM

are there any alternatives to junkbuster or is it the only paractical option? I jsut checked my apt repositories and it suggested privoxy instead of junkbuster. any good?

sanmadjack 02-15-2005 03:13 PM

okay, it seems that privoxy is a descendant of junkbuster. I got it set up and am using an SSH tunnel (i feel so sneaky!), so I'm happy with it. thanks for all the help, I might just reroute all my computers at home through it so I can filter crap out Thanks all!


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