Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 53417
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2019/06/18 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2009/10/1-21 [Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers] UID:53417 Activity:moderate
10/1    I am thinking of installing firefox on soda under my home directory.
        Will this make me a hozer?
        \_ Possibly. I wonder if we should have another VM for that...btw,
           I remember someone saying they're glad we're not on FreeBSD
           anymore, but last I checked, a bunch of our stuff is on FreeBSD,
           but our login server is not.
        \_ Installing it would not make you a h0zer, but running it might.
        \_ Why do you want to do this?
            \_ I hear that I can get some journal articles for free
               if I'm on the inside of a university, but would have
               to pay for them if I went there directly.
               \_ That would be filed under 'being a hoser'.   Get real.  Also
                  What kind of nerd are you?  Don't run firefox on Soda.
                  Download/write a perl www proxy, or better yet SSH to
                  Soda and open a socks proxy that you can run Firefox on
                  your local machine through.
              \_ Just use lynx + curl to do the same thing.
              \_ Use ssh -D, you idiot.
                 \_ 1. Can I do the same with PuTTY in XP?
                    2. How do I tell FireFox to use this?
                    Thanks.  -- another idiot, !OP
                    \_ Yes, Putty can do it too. Dynamic proxy on port 8080.
                       Firefox natively supports SOCKS proxies.
                       \_ When my FireFox uses the "No proxy" setting, every
                          time I go to a site it goes through the DNS on the
                          company network which blocks some sites.  How do I
                          force FireFox to go through the "proxy" or "tunnel"
                          that PuTTY has just set up on the local machine?
                          -- PP
                          \_ set it to use socks proxy on whatever port
                             \_ Specifically, use "Manual proxy configuration".
                                Enter "localhost" for the SOCKS proxy, and
                                whatever port number you picked for the dynamic
                                port forwarding in PuTTY as the port number.
                                If you want DNS to go through the proxy too,
                                go to about:config, type "dns", and set
                                "network.proxy.socks_remote_dns" to true.
                                \_ It works!  The first few minutes I tried
                          or any other site, I
                                   only got a blank page and no error message.
                                   But when I try again now, it works!  Thank
                                   you MOTD!
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