Thwart those firewalls

   Posted by: Shantanu Goel   in Uncategorized

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Yes, I’m gonna tell u right that.

The quest started when my company blocked orkut. My expression was “WTF!!I can’t use orkut??”. Hell, i tried a bit and here it is for all of u.

Well, for IM’s the best tool i found was hopster.

Download hopster. Install and let it configure itself. Might take abt 10-15 mins for that.

Then fire up ur fav IM. Set it to use a socks5 proxy with server (localhost) and port 1080.

Also ask it to use proxy to resolve hostnames. And u r ready to go chatting.

However, u cant use yahoo msgr this way cuz yahoo doesn’t allow logins from systems that have yahoo msgr and proxy servers running on the same system.

Also, u can’t use hopster with any browsers (like IE, Mozilla firefox etc) cuz there was no option to let it use the local proxy to resolve hostnames.

Then what.

WTF, there is a solution for that too.

Download sockscap , a tool that’ll add socks support to any of ur apps. So, just d/l and install sockscap. Add ur apps to it. Also set sockscap to use the local proxy that u r running (hopster). And there u r ready to go.

So, in these 2 ways, u can thwart most firewalls.

The only drawback is that u’ll get limited speeds for free version of hopster (abt 5 kbps) but for just 2$ per month, u can get much more bandwidth.

So, thats it for today.

Happy surfing. 🙂

© Shantanu Goel | Thwart those firewalls

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im a high schooler that is being blocked out of instsnt mesenger and some emails by dansguardian at school and was wonderig what i could do can some one send me a solution at michaelno90@hotmail.com

September 17th, 2005 at 12:22 am

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