proxy in the clouds…

August 25th, 2009 by Sebastian Leave a reply »

Inspired by the article “Netz ohne Gesetz” (translated it would be “the outlawed web”), published in the well known german magazine, “Der Spiegel”, I’ve tried to setup a proxy in Amazon’s cloud. And after 20 minutes I had set-up two of them – one in the U.S. cloud (located in Seattle) and another one in the EU cloud (located in Dublin) of Amazon.

proxy-setting

two different proxies used...

The most interesting part was then to google some buzzwords and see how many hits one gets with an american ip and how many hits one gets with a european ip – in some cases there is a huge difference ;-)

For all of you who would like to try it yourselves, I’ve written a how-to, which you can download in the articles section of this site. Have fun…!

excerpt:

[...] This article describes the setup of a proxy-server in a cloud. You can use a proxy like this from everywhere through the internet. Reasons to do this could be:

  • Your internet access is filtered but you need access to sites which are filtered.
  • You want to have a log of all sites and files you’ve visited from different browsers.
  • You need to speed up your internet connection through caching.
  • You want to filter the internet access of your kids. [...]

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  3. kedar says:

    ryan, i want to make use of proxy server for my organization, will cloud be usefull here? if yes then how?
    and give me some benefits of “proxy on cloud”….
    pls…… its my project and it will continue if it is beneficial than the existing forward proxy…

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