Hosting proxy sever on WRT54G?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by coolme, Sep 10, 2005.

  1. coolme

    coolme Network Guru Member

    I was wondering if I could serve a proxy sever (CGI script like this one: CGI-Proxy) on the WRT54G. Because I have a computer at home, but it's not always on, but if I had the WRT54G, it's be always-on and I can serve files and maybe a proxy sever? That's what I have questions about, the proxy sever. I was thinking of something like OpenWRT (can it run on latest rev of WRT54G?) and adding the lighttpd add-on (is that how it works?) and serve the script with that. But since I am no expert in WRT54G, CGI and lighttpd, I was wondering if I can do this on the WRT54G. Would I need a GS to do this? Oh BTW, just to make things more complicated, I need port forwarding enabled for this sever (cause my ISP blocks port 80 and I can't access webpages NOT hosted on port 80) would I be able to run lighttpd on say... port 8080 and have the router forward it from port 80?

    Sorry, for the great amount of questions, but I am a noob :cry: , I'd apperciate any answer to any of the questions.

    Thank You.
  2. watts3000

    watts3000 Network Guru Member

    Buy you an old p3 off of ebay and build you a decent firewall. I like astaro, and monowall. These products are on a enterprise level. You will find that after you put in a real firewall its so many things you can accomplish at home.
    BTW astaro has a nice proxy built in and monowall will run off of compact flash.
  3. coolme

    coolme Network Guru Member

    yeah, but I am poor :( , so I want to see if I can do it the poor man's way.

    Thanks for your input anyways.

    If you really want to know, my one and only computer IS a P3.... and it's slow to say the least.
  4. watts3000

    watts3000 Network Guru Member

    I see where you are coming from but keep those firewalls in mind for future use.
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