It's simple and free to set up a tunnel to any hosting account that lets you SSH. Putty can setup the tunnel and Firefox can be set to use the putty connection as a SOCKS proxy. Bye Bye ISP snooping and content restrictions.
13 posts • joined 18 Apr 2009
There's nothing particularly cutting edge about this. OpenVZ has been around for a decade, as has the upstream commercial version, Virtuozzo. Linux containers (LXC) is part of the kernel and Solaris has had containers for a long time.
OpenVZ in particular is very mature, with snapshoting and application templating built in. More importantly, most of these established alternatives are free..
Windows peaked at Windows 2000 - The first genuinely stable version of windows.
Everything since has been a naggier and increasingly crippled version of the OS.
I'm on Windows 7 64 bit now it it sucks ass - apps are unstable and even core operating system components regularly stop responding. I reckon I'll be downgrading to 32 bit XP SP3 before long. I would downgrade to Win2000 if it was still being supported and patched.
Might even be time to run Ucuntu ...
Protect your liberty - Use crypto
As has been stated many times, there are so many ways to circumvent this kind of filtering. The reg did a great HowTo for securing your email a while back:
And regarding Hotmail / Gmail - they already have far to much access to their users personal information.
I use a nice (and free) combination of SSH / Putty and SOCKS to create a secure tunnel to the net via a cheap hosting account. Firefox can be configured to forward DNS requests to the remote proxy too, so my ISP has zero profile on my surfing habits.
It's not that I have anything to hide (apart from my plans to geneticly cross breed the worlds strongest chilli plant), it's entirely about having the right to individual privacy - and that is a right that we all have to exercise or it WILL be taken away from us.
"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin
As true now as it was then, if not more so.
Re: Real Hypervisors
@ Christopher Ahrens
HyperVM is not the hypervisor, it is a web based management tool for Xen and Virtuozzo which are both "real" virtualisation technologies.
The real culprit here is LX Labs for not delivering a secure product, despite their claims on their website:
"We take security as the most serious of the concerns and have worked hard to create a secure environment where you can be confident about the server's state."
This is clearly rubbish.
Simple Steps to beat Phorm?
Surely only the retail ISPs would be dabbling with Phorm, so could it be bypassed by using an encrypted connection to a proxy server at a commercial datacentre?
1) Rent a cheap linux VPS for ~ £5 a month
2) yum install squid
3) download putty and create an encrypted SSH tunnel to your new proxy
DPI my encryption bitch