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Date:      Tue, 6 Jan 2009 10:40:18 -0900
From:      Mel <fbsd.questions@rachie.is-a-geek.net>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Cc:        David Naylor <naylor.b.david@gmail.com>
Subject:   Re: Transparent SOCKS proxy (server side)?
Message-ID:  <200901061040.18483.fbsd.questions@rachie.is-a-geek.net>
In-Reply-To: <b53f6f940901061107y8c3d952v8d34b4d6c4152fc1@mail.gmail.com>
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On Tuesday 06 January 2009 10:07:17 David Naylor wrote:
> 2009/1/6 Mel <fbsd.questions@rachie.is-a-geek.net>:
> > On Tuesday 06 January 2009 05:49:22 David Naylor wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> My ISP's NAT, unfortunately, does not work more than it does.  This is a
> >> problem as I need to provide 'direct' internet access for the computers
> >> inside my network.
> >>
> >> I would like to set up a transparent SOCKS proxy (similar to transparent
> >> HTTP proxy, aka squid) on the server.  Does anyone know how to do this
> >> (and which ports to use)?  This needs to be a server side solution since
> >> I am unable to implement this on the clients...
> >
> > http://www.freshports.org/net/dante/
>
> As far as I know dante can only be made "transparent" with the use of
> client side software (such as the libsocks.so libraries under *nix) and not
> from the server side (i.e. tunneling the traffic through a SOCKS proxy). 
> The way I think of
> it is similar to NAT (in the capturing of traffic)?
>
> Or am I missing something?

In pf terms: rdr traffic, or use something like this:
http://bayxao.wordpress.com/2007/03/18/transparent-socks-proxy-client/

-- 
Mel

Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
    and never get to the software part.



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