Web browser proxy server?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by lsdwebs, Apr 9, 2003.

  1. lsdwebs

    lsdwebs Guest

    I am trying to setup a web browser bounce on my IIS server at home or any other software that will allow what I am trying to do.

    Here's the deal. I want to be able to hook up to my WinXP Pro. box at home from work so I can browse the Internet without hitting all the damn Websense firewall blocks I get at work. In other words, some sort of proxy server I can point to with my broswer setting at work right? Alot of the ports are blocks at work also, so it needs to probably be a port 80 (web) solution.

    Anyone ever done this? I sure it can't be that hard.
     
  2. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

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    As someone in the IS industry, I would just like to say that Websense is probably there for YOUR protection. Would you really like to jeprodize your job just for the pleasure of browsing the web? I know where I work we have VERY strict policies that govern internet access and something like that would definately get you fired.
     
  3. lsdwebs

    lsdwebs Guest

    Yes thanks for the tip... now does anyone else know how to do this that is not trying to be my boss?
     
  4. Un4gIvEn1

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    Well, if you read your question you will find the answer. Set up a proxy server at home. (8080 is probably open and is what should be used) Set IE (or whatever web browser it is you use at work) to use the proxy server at your home IP address and the port you choose. Make sure to enable that port in any routers you might have at home (or on a software firewall) Good luck!
     
  5. lsdwebs

    lsdwebs Guest

    Un4gIvEn1: How exactly would I go about setting up the proxy server? 3rd party software or is it built into IIS? This is new to me. No firewalls involved here except software firewall which I can handle. Thanks.
     
  6. Un4gIvEn1

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    Unless you are running a "server" flavor of Windows then I do not believe that it is built in. I do not know any off the top of my head, but there are plenty of 3rd party softwares avaiable for this.
     
  7. lsdwebs

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    Ok... I'll look around a bit. Let me know if you happen to come across one that will support this type of setup. Thanks.
     
  8. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    I used WinGate a few years ago. It was good then...
     
  9. lsdwebs

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    I'll check out WinGate and a few others if I have a chance tonight. I tried this once before and could never get it to function correctly. I never quit until it works, and it never hurts to ask for a little help before you dive in! :happy:
     
  10. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    I use a program called NetProxy, it's a trial...multiple users for 30 days or something like that, but after that you still have access for a single user...should be adequate for your needs, it was easy to set up and change ports...:happy: