i wanna know to to setup proxy server in ubuntu 12.04 only to access Internet . in windows i use freegate to access Internet since all Internet sites are blocked by fortiguard web filtering . is their is app or setting to bypass web filtering


Yo can use Squid

Squid is a full-featured web proxy cache server application which provides proxy and cache services for Hyper Text Transport Protocol (HTTP), File Transfer Protocol (FTP), and other popular network protocols. Squid can implement caching and proxying of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) requests and caching of Domain Name Server (DNS) lookups, and perform transparent caching. Squid also supports a wide variety of caching protocols, such as Internet Cache Protocol, (ICP) the Hyper Text Caching Protocol, (HTCP) the Cache Array Routing Protocol (CARP), and the Web Cache Coordination Protocol. (WCCP)

The Squid proxy cache server is an excellent solution to a variety of proxy and caching server needs, and scales from the branch office to enterprise level networks while providing extensive, granular access control mechanisms and monitoring of critical parameters via the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). When selecting a computer system for use as a dedicated Squid proxy, or caching servers, ensure your system is configured with a large amount of physical memory, as Squid maintains an in-memory cache for increased performance.1

To install Squid, Just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command below:

sudo apt-get install squid

For complete instructions and configuration take a look at Ubuntu Documentation

1Source:Ubuntu Documentation

  • I dont think squid will help @shivam. He needs app like freegate to bypass filtering – Sreevisakh Mar 31 '13 at 8:53

If you need to bypass web filter you can

  1. Access internet via proxy

    Search for proxy (eg: hidemyass.com) and get a proxy address and port and enter them in Network > Network Proxy > Method Manual and Enter IP and PORT

  2. Use application like ultrasurf,tor

    take a look at the links: http://abhijaypatne.wordpress.com/2012/02/26/httppackages-debian-orgsearchkeywordswine/ http://www.torproject.org/docs/debian

  • i have tried tor also , it opens the websites but does not unblock other services of the system – Shivam Shrivastava Apr 4 '13 at 21:09
  • your web filter will be pretty good. what other services? – Sreevisakh Apr 5 '13 at 1:42

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