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Building an anti-proxy with ncat
From: "Frantz, Chris" <Chris.Frantz () hp com>
Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2013 16:13:34 +0000

Greetings,

I have a simple patch for ncat that can be used to create an anti-proxy (or maybe an un-proxy).  By using the 
destination NAT rules in Linux iptables, you can create a private subnet on your company's proxied network that 
behaves/believes the proxy does not exist (e.g. has direct access to ports 80/443).

The patch for ncat allows it to learn the original destination address of an outbound connection and broker that 
connection transparently through the real proxy.  My need for this functionality has to do with playing with software 
packages that use git or ruby's bundler at runtime with no clear way to configure the relevant proxy environment 
variables beforehand.

This certainly is not the most elegant patch, but it is very short and simple.

Enjoy,
--Chris

Attachment: antiproxy.patch
Description: antiproxy.patch

Attachment: antiproxy-setup.sh
Description: antiproxy-setup.sh

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