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How do I setup something like a web proxy to access facebook with http://home ip/facebook from a ano

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Thoth_QF, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. Thoth_QF

    Thoth_QF Networkin' Nut Member

    I have a RT-N16 with teddy_bear's Tomato ND USB Mod beta 10 and optware 9.5. Here is what I want to do. For example, www.facebook.com is blocked at some other place. I want to setup my router so I can access facebook by using something like http://home IP/facebook. So my router redirects the blocked sites to me. There is only a few website that I want to unblock and my upload bandwidth is not so high, so I don't ready want to use a proxy that redirects everything. Is there a simple way to do this? Thanks
     
  2. rhester72

    rhester72 Network Guru Member

    The standard-issue solution for this is to set up a SOCKS proxy and use something like FoxyProxy on Firefox to selectively proxy certain sites. There's no way to straight HTTP-reverse-proxy Facebook because of the way it works - trust me on this, I've tried.

    Rodney
     
  3. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    If you think you can get around corporate sysadmins firewalls by tunnelling on non-standard ports think again - its easy to detect and not likely to have a happy outcome! Presumably you could do anything with a VPN connection or ssh tunnel using dropbear?
     
  4. zforum69

    zforum69 Addicted to LI Member

    I assume this "some other place" is your workplace. My workplace does not block facebook but when I need to do this type of thing I use UVNC over 443, with the encrytion feature, to my home PC and go from there. You also get the added bonus of being able to get to anything that your home PC has access to.

    I have UVNC and the encryption keys on a USB stick so nothing needs to be installed on your workplace PC. Depending on how locked down your workplace is, using UVNC in this way may not work either. Also accessing facebook or any other site might not give you the quality you require, because you may need to set a lot of the quality settings down to get it to a usable speed.

    Z
     

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