[kwlug-disc] proxy?

Andrew Kohlsmith (mailing lists account) aklists at mixdown.ca
Mon Jul 12 21:12:06 EDT 2010

On Monday, July 12, 2010 08:53:38 pm Joe Wennechuk wrote:
> My friend lives in China, and wants to surf facebook, but it's blocked. How
> can I set up a proxy so he can surf un-inhibited through my internet
> connection? Squid? Is there a good how-to on this subject?

I don't know what is possible behind the great firewall, but can he ssh to a 
server on the other side? If so, ssh -D is your friend. Any cheap VPS can 
handle web browsing traffic. Nothing fancy to install, nothing to maintain. If 
you need something a little more, libproxychains can really do things up 
nicely for him.


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