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Accessing IP restricted website seamlessly with PHProxy and Switcheroo Redirector

As some of you may have noticed, I am doing a PhD in a certain university. Rather surprisingly, I can't access one of the e-journal website that is related to my field. Fortunately, I am an alumnus of another university. Due to the fact that I joined a certain society in that university, I have shell-access to one of the machines on that university's network. That machine also provides PHP-enabled web-hosting.

There are two ways to access that particular e-journal. I used to do SSH-tunneling. However I find SSH tunnelling cumbersome, even with plugins like Proxy SwitchyOmega [(https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/proxy-switchyomega/padekgcemlokbadohgkifijomclgjgif?hl=en)], mainly because I need to type in SSH -D1080 hostname and click a button on Proxy Switchy Omega.

My new method involves using PHProxy[(http://sourceforge.net/projects/poxy/)] and Switcheroo Redirector[(https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/switcheroo-redirector/cnmciclhnghalnpfhhleggldniplelbg?hl=en)]. PHProxy works quite well with that e-journal website. Interestingly, that particular e-journal website doesn't work with some of the newer PHP based proxies. I basically set up the PHProxy, and use Switcheroo Redirector to redirect all the URL for that e-journal website to PHProxy.

For security, I set up password authentication in .htaccess. I also make sure that I use the https URL in the redirector.

public/accessing_ip_restricted_website_seamlessly_with_phproxy_and_switcheroo_redirector.txt · Last modified: 2018/03/31 01:38 (external edit)