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Raspberry Pi as a SOCKS proxy and SSH file server Tutorial

A couple redditors showed interest in how I set up my Pi as a SOCKS proxy and recommended I make a separate post as a tutorial, so I’ll do my best to explain everything.


SOCKS stands for Socket Secure, and is essentially just a middle man for a server and client for send information between. The best description I’ve heard of it is “It’s a poor man’s VPN.” It essentially works the same, but each service has to be configured to work with it (i.e. I have Firefox on my Mac working through my SOCKS proxy but not Chrome and Safari). Why would you want a SOCKS proxy over a VPN? From my experience, it runs better on a Pi, and I can also do multiple things over SSH (such as also run a file server). Having to configure each service to run through it can also be a pro or a con, depending on if you want everything to work through it or not.

Basic Overview

There’s really not much to setting everything up; it’s a pretty straightforward process. For those just looking for something short and sweet, here are the basic steps I followed. I’ll go over each more in depth below.

Source: RPi as a SOCKS proxy and SSH file server Tutorial (Reddit/Raspberry Pi)

Link: How To Install And Configure Squid Proxy On Ubuntu And Debian

Squid Proxy is  a a great proxy server mainly used for caching frequently requested web content in order to speed up response time and also save network bandwidth. It supports many different protocols such as HTTP, FTP, TLS, SSL, Internet Gopher and HTTPS. Although it was originally designed to run as a daemon on Unix-like systems there have been several ports to windows, but according to wikipedia more current versions are not being developed.

Squid Proxy is released under the GNU General Public License.

In this tutorial you will learn how to install and setup Squid Proxy on Ubuntu and Debian Linux distributions. Just follow each step of this guide carefully and everything will be ok.

Full article here:
How To Install And Configure Squid Proxy On Ubuntu And Debian (Unixmen)

Link: How to Bake an Onion Pi (Tor proxy on Raspberry Pi)

Feel like someone is snooping on you? Browse the web anonymously anywhere you go with the Onion Pi Tor proxy. This is a cool weekend project that uses a Raspberry Pi mini computer, USB wi-fi adapter, and Ethernet cable to create a small, low-power, and portable privacy Pi.

Full article here:
How to Bake an Onion Pi (Make)

Link: How to Setup your own Proxy Server for Free [Updated]

Do a Google search like “proxy servers” and you’ll find dozens of PHP proxy scripts on the Internet that will help you create your own proxy servers in minutes for free. The only limitation with PHP based proxies is that they require a web server (to host and run the proxy scripts) and you also need a domain name that will act as an address for your proxy site.

If you don’t have a web domain or haven’t rented any server space, you can still create a personal proxy server for free and that too without requiring any technical knowledge.

YouTube Video Link: How to Create a Proxy Server

Full article here:
How to Setup your own Proxy Server for Free [Updated] (Digital Inspiration)

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