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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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