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# 140788 20-Feb-2014 11:14
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Hi
I want to hook in to the public wifi at my local library and so I looked in to a couple of free vpn programms, cyberghost and an

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  # 991012 20-Feb-2014 11:18
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Opps clumsy fingers on iphone, anyway to finish my post I wanted a vpn to protect my own data (not to spy) but it seems the library network blocks them which is good I guess... Anyway I have used the most secure settings on my Win 8 laptop. Any other recommendations for a third party option like a vpn that might add extra security?
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  # 991013 20-Feb-2014 11:18
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This is free WiFi correct?

 
 
 
 


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  # 991036 20-Feb-2014 12:06
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Setup your own ssh server listening on port 443. Then use that to create your secure ssh session over the free wifi. A PC running at home can be easily configured to do this. Then run putty on your laptop to forward your desired ports over the encrypted connection. No free WiFi is going to block port 443.

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  # 991054 20-Feb-2014 12:25
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Klipspringer: Setup your own ssh server listening on port 443. Then use that to create your secure ssh session over the free wifi. A PC running at home can be easily configured to do this. Then run putty on your laptop to forward your desired ports over the encrypted connection. No free WiFi is going to block port 443.


wouldn't that affect the home network? You would need to port forward port 443 to your pc on your home router.  But, then if you are using another pc in the house for https , then , would that be affected?

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  # 991061 20-Feb-2014 12:43
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Klipspringer: Setup your own ssh server listening on port 443. Then use that to create your secure ssh session over the free wifi. A PC running at home can be easily configured to do this. Then run putty on your laptop to forward your desired ports over the encrypted connection. No free WiFi is going to block port 443.


quite an elegant solution compared to a few alternatives i have gone about..




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  # 991065 20-Feb-2014 12:47
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surfisup1000:
Klipspringer: Setup your own ssh server listening on port 443. Then use that to create your secure ssh session over the free wifi. A PC running at home can be easily configured to do this. Then run putty on your laptop to forward your desired ports over the encrypted connection. No free WiFi is going to block port 443.


wouldn't that affect the home network? You would need to port forward port 443 to your pc on your home router.  But, then if you are using another pc in the house for https , then , would that be affected?


No won't affect your home network at all.

I will draw up a little diagram later as how I set mine up. I have been using this same setup for about 5years now.
You will also need to install a proxy server like squid on your home PC.

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  # 991070 20-Feb-2014 12:51
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Klipspringer:
surfisup1000:
Klipspringer: Setup your own ssh server listening on port 443. Then use that to create your secure ssh session over the free wifi. A PC running at home can be easily configured to do this. Then run putty on your laptop to forward your desired ports over the encrypted connection. No free WiFi is going to block port 443.


wouldn't that affect the home network? You would need to port forward port 443 to your pc on your home router.  But, then if you are using another pc in the house for https , then , would that be affected?


No won't affect your home network at all.

I will draw up a little diagram later as how I set mine up. I have been using this same setup for about 5years now.
You will also need to install a proxy server like squid on your home PC.


proxy server? wouldnt it be easier to just use ssh and a dynamic tunnel? 




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  # 991076 20-Feb-2014 12:59
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hio77:
Klipspringer:
surfisup1000:
Klipspringer: Setup your own ssh server listening on port 443. Then use that to create your secure ssh session over the free wifi. A PC running at home can be easily configured to do this. Then run putty on your laptop to forward your desired ports over the encrypted connection. No free WiFi is going to block port 443.


wouldn't that affect the home network? You would need to port forward port 443 to your pc on your home router.  But, then if you are using another pc in the house for https , then , would that be affected?


No won't affect your home network at all.

I will draw up a little diagram later as how I set mine up. I have been using this same setup for about 5years now.
You will also need to install a proxy server like squid on your home PC.


proxy server? wouldn't it be easier to just use ssh and a dynamic tunnel? 


Maybe. But I have a proxy server running on port 3128.
I just forward that through the ssh tunnel to a local port on the machine. Ie 9001.

Then i setup my web browser to use the proxy, ie localhost:9001



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  # 991080 20-Feb-2014 13:07
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Klipspringer:
hio77:
Klipspringer:
surfisup1000:
Klipspringer: Setup your own ssh server listening on port 443. Then use that to create your secure ssh session over the free wifi. A PC running at home can be easily configured to do this. Then run putty on your laptop to forward your desired ports over the encrypted connection. No free WiFi is going to block port 443.


wouldn't that affect the home network? You would need to port forward port 443 to your pc on your home router.  But, then if you are using another pc in the house for https , then , would that be affected?


No won't affect your home network at all.

I will draw up a little diagram later as how I set mine up. I have been using this same setup for about 5years now.
You will also need to install a proxy server like squid on your home PC.


proxy server? wouldn't it be easier to just use ssh and a dynamic tunnel? 


Maybe. But I have a proxy server running on port 3128.
I just forward that through the ssh tunnel to a local port on the machine. Ie 9001.

Then i setup my web browser to use the proxy, ie localhost:9001




if you have it there, may aswell use it, cut down on some bandwith, but for an occasional use, ild probably just use a dynamic tunnel




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  # 991096 20-Feb-2014 13:38
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SSH tunnel works very nicely; have used it at public libraries a few times. Seems to make things a lot faster too.



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  # 991148 20-Feb-2014 14:39
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Wow thanks for all your replies. Ill give the shh tunnel a try first and see how that goes....



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  # 991149 20-Feb-2014 14:40
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Oops i meant ssh tunnel.

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