My sister's currently behind the Great Firewall of China, and I was wondering if there was an easy way to set up a low-bandwidth (but preferably able to support https, and logins) proxy on WebFaction hosting for her to use. I'm familiar with Python/Java, so maybe a library that can be set up on Django or something?
asked 21 Oct '11, 07:33
A service like a proxy server would be violating our acceptable use policy, paragraph 1k in particular, but if you could restricted with some kind of authentication to just a few users then there shouldn't be a problem running one in the server. Unless of course the traffic passing from our server is violating any other paragraph of our AUP.
I don't think anyone has installed an http proxy, so our support here would be limited. I've personally used phpMyProxy (but not on a WebFaction server) and it was working ok, but if you need a Python library this might be helpful, although I personally haven't tested it.
Finally, this site provides some nice listings.
A very simple way is to setup a SOCKs proxy using SSH. Here's one howto: http://lifehacker.com/237227/geek-to-live--encrypt-your-web-browsing-session-with-an-ssh-socks-proxy
answered 24 Nov '11, 07:10