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Sorry for the long question, but the situation/desire is quite complex. Here is my setup: I have a laptop which I carry around everywhere and I have a desktop sitting at home, connected to the internet through a router using NAT.

My objective is to create a connection from my laptop to my desktop that can allow me to (in order of priority):

  1. Use the desktop as a proxy server
  2. Access files on the desktop remotely
  3. Control said desktop from the laptop using VNC or similar.

Now here is the scene. I have already looked up and tried several ways to achieve the above goals.

  1. Teamviewer - I used it and didn't like it. This is not an option.
  2. SSH - This seems ideal, I have figured a way to use this for both proxy and file sharing. However, I am currently unable to connect it due to the NAT. I have a separate thread trying to get that to work here.
  3. VPN - I've figured out how to use this method for proxy, but not file sharing. However this faces the same problem as the above: I can't get it to connect through the NAT.

Does anyone have any other solutions for what I want? Otherwise, if there are solutions to connecting through the NAT, please tell me (in the other thread).

Thanks

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You can configure using Squid proxy server and Dansguardian content filtering combination The following is the link and the steps

http://kamleshgosavi.blogspot.in/2011/01/dansguardian-content-filtering-with.html

Dansguardian Content Filtering With Squid Transparent Proxy On Ubuntu Dansguardian Content Filtering With Squid Transparent Proxy On Ubuntu

sudo apt-get install squid3 sudo nano /etc/squid3/squid.conf

(Search for http_port 3128 and add following ) http_port 3128 transparent

(Search for INSERT and add following )

acl localnet src 192.168.2.0/24

http_access allow localnet http_access allow localhost

sudo /etc/init.d/squid3 restart For squid in detail follow the below link dont follow the IPtable part from this link

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I tried this. I couldn't manage to configure the squid server. –  amol.kamath Oct 13 '12 at 10:03
    
try this link you can skip step 3 and step 4 from the link 1) kamleshgosavi.blogspot.in/2011/01/… let me know where u get stuck –  kam gos Oct 18 '12 at 5:55
    
Also this one haven't tried this but codeghar.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/… –  kam gos Oct 18 '12 at 5:59

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