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Bypass firewall restrictions via an HTTPS proxy
Authored by: i5m on Aug 12, '05 10:38:21AM

Well at least you get to use macs at work. Would be more useful to me translated to windows.

As far as contraveyning IT policy - well, all you have to do is sit in front of a computer at most places. I'm not "allowed" to use Firefox here, although I can use the insecure IE? With IT policies like that why pay attention?



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Bypass firewall restrictions via an HTTPS proxy
Authored by: ruaric on Aug 12, '05 11:05:37AM
I wrote this for people in countries that censor internet connections but it could equally be used by someone like you trying to get around a restrictive firewall at work. You can replace the public ISP with your home machine if you like, assuming it is always connected to the internet and either has a static IP or Dynamic DNS address. Since you are using Windows (and hence would make use of Putty), use the graphical interface to configure rather than teh command line options I have given. That way you can make use of proxy settings as well (if needed). In addition to dynamic port forwarding you might want to make use of regular port forwarding for applications that can't use a socks proxy (e.g. if you setup pop or imap email).

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