In need of Proxy Server on tomato router

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by EricCartman, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. EricCartman

    EricCartman LI Guru Member


    I need Proxy server on tomato router. Any idea how can this be done?
  2. mraneri

    mraneri Network Guru Member

    Depends why you need a proxy...
    I use Putty on a remote computer and SSH into the router.
    Putty can be setup to forward ports to the router to route. Putty then acts like a SOCKS (I think) Proxy server (on localhost).
    Configure your computer to use the SOCKS proxy at localhost, and you're in business.. That is, if you can run Putty or something like it.
    There are also recent development for PPTP support that some have had success with. This is probably less secure than the SSH route...

    What are you trying to accomplish?
  3. EricCartman

    EricCartman LI Guru Member

    I'm trying to go on some sites privately and not being monitored where i go and what I do. Not Facebook or any of those sites. I heard that way has DNS leak as i would have to check my Email to.
  4. rhester72

    rhester72 Network Guru Member

    You're going to get fired, just so you know. You're playing with fire.

    That having been said, a VPN tunnel of some kind (you probably won't be allowed to install anything as administrator at work, so that rules out OpenVPN, therefore probably PPTP) combined with srelay or similar SOCKS tunnel on your router (and a SOCKS-capable browser on your machine...NOT the one installed by I/T, since they will no doubt be controlling its proxy destination, which is the reason for your question to begin with...think something like Firefox from PortableApps) is probably your best bet. What you're viewing won't be possible to monitor...the fact that you're using suspicious encrypted communication to the Internet absolutely will be, and eventually you will be discovered.

    Probably better just to follow your company's policy. *shrugs* I can't reiterate strongly enough that with technology available to network and I/T administrators today, you _WILL BE DISCOVERED_. I sit on the other side of this wall. Take my word for it.

  5. fubdap

    fubdap LI Guru Member

    I agree with Rodney. Don't some company have a way to block sites they don't want their employess to visit. For example my company blocks all web based email. So you cannot check your hotmail or gmail from company issued computers. Some site will be dififcult to block - like news sites.
  6. mraneri

    mraneri Network Guru Member

    They could be screen scraping you too, in which case, they can see exactly what you can see...
    My company can do it (and will do it if they suspect abuse.)
  7. EricCartman

    EricCartman LI Guru Member

    Thank you guys on warning I will have to take that in consideration.
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