[Wolves] Securing web traffic with an SSL proxy

Tom Jemmett tom.jemmett at gmail.com
Fri Feb 17 18:17:55 GMT 2006

On 2/17/06, Stuart Langridge <sil at kryogenix.org> wrote:
> If I'm in a hostile environment like a conference, I'm loath to use my
> stuff on the web because people could sniff passwords and whatnot.
> (Assume these things are not HTTPS.) Would it be possible to set up an
> HTTPS proxy which is itself password protected, and set that as the
> proxy server on my browser, so that all my connections seamlessly go
> (me at conference) ------https(secure)--------> proxy
> ------http(insecure)------->website
> and the connection between me and the proxy can't be sniffed?

I use a cgi proxy running on my box at school to a) bypass security
and b) secure the connection, this proxy seems to do the trick
http://www.jmarshall.com/tools/cgiproxy/ all it requires is mod_cgi,
perl and apache with ssl running.

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