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I've been using Ubuntu as my main system since 7.04 with a few short breaks using Windows or Fedora because of temporary hardware/software incompatibilities. I support FOSS projects like Ubuntu for a number of reasons but the biggest one is that the software works and it works well--often better than the non-free alternatives.

I'm no guru but in my travels I've learned a thing or two about using/debugging/fixing problems in Ubuntu which I'm always happy to share with the community. If it hadn't been for the help I've received from the Ubuntu community over the past few years I probably wouldn't have gotten past my first month of using it much less to where I am today!


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revised local development LAMP server: routing external requests through SOCKS proxy
clarified section 2.
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15
comment local development LAMP server: routing external requests through SOCKS proxy
thanks for your response. Your right, I wasn't very clear about this. I have no problem making the SSH tunnel itself, it's just configuring it as the global socks proxy that is giving me trouble. Xubuntu doesn't come with ubuntu's Network Proxy GUI, and all of the solutions I found via googling were only for http and ftp proxies and suggested it is impossible to set a global socks proxy (which I don't believe). They suggested using tsocks, but I'm unsure how to/if I can use tsocks with apache5 without breaking it.
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revised local development LAMP server: routing external requests through SOCKS proxy
edited title
May
15
answered How does one recreate a custom application launcher that takes command line syntax and even perhaps parameters?
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