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I'm looking at moving to a new webhost, a shared Linux hosting account.

I asked them whether I could use the server as a proxy, it would only be used by myself and be password protected. Only I would know the password.

They still said it wasn't allowed. :roll:

The package does however come with SSH access.

Could I use the SSH connection as a proxy? Would they ever know I was using the SSH for this purpose?

Thanks!

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I suppose it depends on how close they are watching. The following is the output from 'ps ax' on the ssh server that I use.

18056 ? Ss 0:00 sshd: username [priv]

18058 ? S 0:45 sshd: username@pts/2

The second entry shows the terminal that I am logged in on, pts/2, and the time that I've been connected, 0 hours and 45 minutes. For me that's usually showing several hours rather than minutes.

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ssh -CND <forwarded port> user@yourhost

So for me i generally like using port 1111. I would then make my browser point to 127.0.0.1 on a socksv5 proxy on port 1111. ex

ssh -CND 1111 alk3@mycoolhost.com
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Does the server have CGI or PHP capabilities? You could use something like CGIproxy and it would look no different from an ordinary perl script.

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It depends. The server may disallow most egress connections so no proxy type software will work at all. These shared host companies are not very tightly-run though, so I really doubt that. You'll probably be able to use SSH as a proxy but if they find out they'll probably cancel your account.

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Thanks guys. I will have to experiment with this somewhat it seems.

Appreciated :)

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