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Help with proxies

Link to this post 04 Apr 11

Hello everyone.

I'm about to temporarily move out of the US for work reasons, but I want to continue to be able to access the internet with an American ip address.

I have a debian Virtual Private Server. I'm wondering if it would be possible to set up a proxy server on it.

I've played around with free proxy servers before, but I notice most of those give you the html of the page you're looking at and nothing else. Would it be possible to configure a proxy that would relay embedded media such as flash video exactly as it would appear on a browser in the US? Preferably encrypted for privacy reasons?

If you could recommend some software or at least point me in the right direction I would appreciate it.

Link to this post 05 Apr 11

I have not experienced a proxy server only passing the html code, have you checked into using squid or even a ssh pass-through as a proxy?

Link to this post 07 Apr 11

you can find already ready-made one at http://proxy-zone.net

Link to this post 07 Apr 11

@mfillpot - The proxies in the link provided by hazmyr are an example. If I try to navigate to any site with flash content, it doesn't load. This renders some sites basically unusable.

I will try to research squid and ssh pass-throughs.

@hazmyr - Thanks, but as stated, those seem to experience the issue I described.

I've done a little more research, and it seems like a VPN might be what I'm looking for. I'll keep researching the possibilities, but if anyone has experience in this area I would appreciate it.

Link to this post 08 Apr 11

Topazan wrote:

@mfillpot - The proxies in the link provided by hazmyr are an example. If I try to navigate to any site with flash content, it doesn't load. This renders some sites basically unusable.

I will try to research squid and ssh pass-throughs.

@hazmyr - Thanks, but as stated, those seem to experience the issue I described.

I've done a little more research, and it seems like a VPN might be what I'm looking for. I'll keep researching the possibilities, but if anyone has experience in this area I would appreciate it.

Ssh tunneling does the trick for me

Link to this post 08 Apr 11

I really think sh tunneling is the best answer for this situation because it offers encryption and complete data transfer without modifications.

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