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Hi,

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?

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asked 21 Oct '11, 07:33

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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.

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answered 21 Oct '11, 09:42

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edited 21 Oct '11, 09:42

The acceptable use policy prohibits "Giving unrestricted access to our resources to untrusted users; this includes for instance running an anonymous ftp server or an open webmail service." Would the account owner using a proxy for personal use violate this rule?

(24 Nov '11, 07:03) gerdemb gerdemb's gravatar image

Hi,

It would not violate this rule as long as access to the proxy is authenticated. Otherwise, other users might be able to use the proxy even though it was not set up for them.

(24 Nov '11, 07:10) todork todork's gravatar image

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

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