Tomato web proxy

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Kichikichi, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. Kichikichi

    Kichikichi Networkin' Nut Member

    Apologize if this has been covered somewhere but I searched and searched but could not find it.

    I have tomato installed on my asus router. I often travel outside the country and need to set up something so thAt my iPad can access netflix/ abc etc. from outside the country.

    I know that iPad allows you to enter a proxy server. Is there a way to use my home router in us as a proxy server?

  2. rhester72

    rhester72 Network Guru Member

    You can use srelay as a proxy, and either set it up in authenticated mode (and open to the Internet) or have it sit on your network behind OpenVPN (which is how I do it). It works well. For security reasons, I would strongly advise the latter approach.

  3. peyton

    peyton Network Guru Member

    Could you make a tuto on how you made a web proxy with openvpn on tomato ? Thanks
  4. Kichikichi

    Kichikichi Networkin' Nut Member

    Thanks Rodney. How do I compile relay for tomato in an asus router? The only executable I found was for a linksys router. I am assuming I cannot use that for my asus router, right?
  5. rhester72

    rhester72 Network Guru Member


    Once you set up OpenVPN and get that working (for which _many_ tutorials exist), srelay is pretty straightforward - the only option to pass is "-i <lan IP>", where <lan IP> is the IP of br0. The simplest method:

    /path/to/srelay -i `nvram get lan_ipaddr`

    That should be done in the WAN Up script.


    srelay on my site will work on any hardware that supports Tomato.

  6. occamsrazor

    occamsrazor Network Guru Member

    On my router I wanted to allow sRelay proxy access only to those connected via OpenVPN, or on the LAN - i.e. not just anyone on the internet. The script I used is:

    ## Start sRelay proxy and open firewall
    /jffs/srelay -i :2223 -a n -t
    iptables -I INPUT -s -p tcp --dport 2223 -j ACCEPT

    /jffs/srelay is the path to the sRelay binary on my JFFS.
    2223 is the port I chose to be used by sRelay is the addressing given to OpenVPN clients e.g. etc

    Hope this helps. I haven't got it running right now as am in the process of moving the sRelay binary to my USB key.
  7. i1135t

    i1135t Network Guru Member

    I have rhester's knockd and tinyproxy-static running on tomato, so whenever I need to use a proxy, I knock it and it opens for me to use. Else, just establish an OpenVPN connection through SgtPepper's setup to tunnel all traffic back to your Home. :)
  8. Kichikichi

    Kichikichi Networkin' Nut Member

    Thanks guys. Very helpful. Will try these this weekend.
  9. mensa

    mensa Network Guru Member

    Does anyone habe a binary of the current srelay version?
    That one posted here is nearly 15 years old.
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