[TAG] Proxy question
ben at linuxgazette.net
Tue Jan 27 07:14:40 MSK 2009
On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 05:22:08PM -0500, Jacob Neal wrote:
> Hey...I want to access restricted sites from behind my schools firewall.
> Both the computers there and my home computer use linux. I might not be
> able to install software on the school computer. What can I do?
1) Give up on accessing restricted sites from behind my schools firewall.
This would probably be the smartest approach, given that being caught is
clearly against your school's policy.
2) Assuming that you have 'ssh' installed, you can SSH out to an
"outside" machine and surf all you want from there, or you can run
Firefox (or whatever) on that remote machine and export the display to
your "inside" host. Conversely, you can set up a reverse firewall
piercer (a.k.a. an SSH tunnel) - the technique has been described in LG
3) If you don't have 'ssh' installed, you can try running MindTerm via
your browser (search the Web.) You can do most of the above via
MindTerm, although it's a bit more clunky.
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