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Re: Question on appliances that do "decryption" of SSL
From: DaKahuna <da.kahuna () gmail com>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2011 19:20:27 -0400


On Apr 26, 2011, at 11:43 AM, Edd Burgess wrote:

If you want your connection to be confidential, even if you're sat on an untrusted network, use SSH tunneling to a 
box you trust and have connected to before (you know you have the correct RSA key, and it hasn't changed).

ssh -D 4444 -N user () trustedhost com

is what I use when travelling around in places that block/sniff connections - facebooking from China for example.


 That's what I use to do.  That method requires you to manually change configurations in your network configuration as 
well to have a sox proxy on your local box on port 4444.  What I am using now is much simpler.  It's OpenVPN installed 
on  server I trust.  I use an HTTPS Session to connect to OpenVPN and once that connection is established all my 
traffic is routed across the openVPN without me having to go in and make configuration changes to my network.  That way 
when I am in a hotel, airport or other place where I am forced to use an open wireless connection, I do not have to 
disable the proxy, set up the ssh session and then re-enable the proxy.  I simply connect to the WAP, get my ip address 
from the captive portal or whatever, and then https to the openVPN session. 

 I still use ssh -D from time to time though just for the fun of it. 



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