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was wondering if it's possible to set up on a proxy on a remote server. I've tried PHProxy, which is a web based browser-in-browser proxy script I could upload via FTP, but it didn't always function with scripts or flash. Would it be possible to configure my server in such a way that it allows me to proxy via my browser's connection settings? Or do you have a better alternative?

Thanks in advance!

P.S: I hope ServerFault is the right place for this kind of thing, sorry if it's not.

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Assuming your server has an SSH daemon -- you can use SSH as a SOCKS proxy:

$ ssh -D 8080 remote.server.ip

Then just configure your browser to use localhost port 8080 as a SOCKS proxy, and you're done.

You can confirm proper operation by browsing to

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I haven't got shell access unfortunately. Or is that different from SSH? – Chris Sep 15 '10 at 18:40
And if the remote server has multiple IPs, how would you select the ip you want to use? – f055 Dec 30 '12 at 15:23

Is Apache's mod_proxy installed on the remote server?

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I'm not sure, how would I check if it does? (Couldn't find anything in my control panel, using cPanel) – Chris Sep 16 '10 at 14:12
You could add mod_proxy directives and see if they work, or you could contact your hosting provider. – danlefree Sep 17 '10 at 1:54

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