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Need a HTTP proxy server that supports SOCKS parent

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Hi all,

I am running Privoxy as a HTTP proxy server with a SOCKS parent 127.0.0.1:13500. But privoxy do NOT support some rare HTTP request verb headers like PUT, PROPFIND, etc. So I have problems running some programs behind firewall like svn, rsync, lastfm.

Squid supports most of HTTP verbs, but Squid is more like a cache and it does not support SOCKS parent.

I also tried Popilo, it does not support exotic HTTP headers either.

So my question is, is there any proxy server that supports MOST http headers, and a socks parent? Is there any other solutions?

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So my question is, is there any proxy server that supports MOST http headers, and a socks parent? Is there any other solutions?

Apache can be configured as a forward HTTP proxy server (reverse too, but that's not interesting for you in this situation). It does support "parent" SOCKS (but not SOCKSv5) if you compile it yourself: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/1.3/mod/mod_proxy.html#socks It might support 'rare http request headers' but i haven't tested -- and couldn't find any detailed information.

Squid supports most of HTTP verbs, but Squid is more like a cache and it does not support SOCKS parent.

Squid does support SOCKS5 "parent" (if you recompile with specific options) according to http://www.unix.org.ua/squid/FAQ-4.html#ss4.10 You can disable Squid's caching features to just use it as a plain HTTP proxy, if you wish, through its configuration: http://wiki.squid-cache.org/SquidFaq/Confi...e291298cb1be7f3

According to: http://osdir.com/ml/network.rsync.general/...2/msg00047.html httptunnel might work -- but you'll need /control/ of a machine (be able to run a program and listen for connections) on the outside.

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If the ports are open on the firewall of the machine you are connecting to openSSH has a socks5 proxy inbuilt.)

ssh -d 9999 username@host

Will establish an SSH tunnel to the remote host and start a socks5 compatable proxy on the local machine which will forward everything that hits it down the tunnel...

or if the remote machine runs SSH on a non standard port

ssh -d 9999 -p 5431 username@host

*replace 9999 with the port you want the proxy to listen on*

*replace 5431 with the non standard ssh port your remote box listens on)

Dunno if thats helps any.

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Apache can be configured as a forward HTTP proxy server (reverse too, but that's not interesting for you in this situation). It does support "parent" SOCKS (but not SOCKSv5) if you compile it yourself: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/1.3/mod/mod_proxy.html#socks It might support 'rare http request headers' but i haven't tested -- and couldn't find any detailed information.

Squid does support SOCKS5 "parent" (if you recompile with specific options) according to http://www.unix.org.ua/squid/FAQ-4.html#ss4.10 You can disable Squid's caching features to just use it as a plain HTTP proxy, if you wish, through its configuration: http://wiki.squid-cache.org/SquidFaq/Confi...e291298cb1be7f3

According to: http://osdir.com/ml/network.rsync.general/...2/msg00047.html httptunnel might work -- but you'll need /control/ of a machine (be able to run a program and listen for connections) on the outside.

Thank you very much for the squid info. I'll check it out. Just a bit tired of compiling thought, LOL.

If the ports are open on the firewall of the machine you are connecting to openSSH has a socks5 proxy inbuilt.)

ssh -d 9999 username@host

Will establish an SSH tunnel to the remote host and start a socks5 compatable proxy on the local machine which will forward everything that hits it down the tunnel...

or if the remote machine runs SSH on a non standard port

ssh -d 9999 -p 5431 username@host

*replace 9999 with the port you want the proxy to listen on*

*replace 5431 with the non standard ssh port your remote box listens on)

Dunno if thats helps any.

Yeah I AM using SSH to provide SOCKS parent for privoxy/squid/polipo, and SSH tunnel alone is very convenient, but many softwares only support HTTP proxy rather than SOCKS proxy.

Thank you all for your help!

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