Simple personal anonymizer

    In light of recent events and the likely future, we all may need a handy utility that allows you to look at the Web through the eyes of a civilized European, and preferably a Dutchman. This may be necessary to check the availability of the site, bypass too geotracking, inappropriate blacklisting, or to carry out any other legitimate legitimate activity on the Internet that the incorrectly configured gateway or proxy server does not allow us on this network.

    Of course, you can use a public anonymizer, TOP or VPN, but this is not always convenient and not always possible: for example, a public terminal in an Internet cafe or any computer on which we do not have rights will not allow us to use TOR or VPN, and “anonymous proxies” are generally a thing in themselves: you never know how exactly this host is monetized. A personal anonymizer will work on any device and with a high probability will not be blocked on the border. The proposed method does not cancel TOR or VPN (or SSH), but supplements them with the ability to access from foreign hosts.

    Zero optional requirement: domain. This is about 10 dollars a year, in principle, not necessary, but convenient and desirable.

    First, we need a personal exit point in the right country. At our service, where for only 9 euros per month you can use the VPS. A very useful tool in the household for many needs! Apache and PHP must be configured on this host, I will omit this question, since it is covered in sufficient detail by others.

    Secondly, we need a script that will show its own address bar, the site you are looking for in the frame below and will have other useful options like a URL scrambler, throwing out all embedded junk and cookies, storing cookies on the server side, etc. There are several solutions , simple and working - Glype Proxy, which can be downloaded at .

    Installing the script is simple.

    1 - download the archive itself with the script.

    2 - create a directory in your DocRoot with a nonspecific name, for example, wabba. This is necessary to bypass the potential filter and to hide it from unnecessary people and robots.

    3 - we unpack the script in this directory.

    4 - we correct the rights:

    [root@D002 wabba]# cd /var/www/wabba/
    [root@D002 wabba]# chown apache.apache -R /var/www/wabba/ 
    [root@D002 wabba]# chmod 755 includes/
    [root@D002 wabba]# chmod 755 tmp/
    [root@D002 wabba]# chmod 755 plugins/

    5 - go to , if there are no errors, the script will ask us about the new administrator and password for him.

    6 - we go back to our anonymizer and we see that everything works:

    7 (optional) - to protect ourselves from errors in Glype and to prevent outsiders from using the tool, we can make .htacces in which we only allow ourselves to enter the wabba directory.

    8 (optional) - to hide the script from prying eyes, you can only allow access to wabba via https. A self-signed certificate will do.

    9 (even more optional) - we can pay $ 10 to developers, remove from the script all the links to its developers, make him a new topic with advertising and full logging and start selling logs to those interestedIt’s a joke, but many owners of anonymizers do so.

    All! It can be used in the name of the moon.

    UPD: it’s amusing that the article caused a drop in karma without comment on the issue, although I thought it was emotionally neutral. If only they would strike a comment on what's wrong.

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