How to Use Rackspace Cloud Server as Own Proxy shows very easy way to use US based IP to access any website or services that is allowed to US but not on yours. Before using this guide How to Use Rackspace Cloud Server as Own Proxy, it is recommended to read the basic articles on Proxy and Proxy Server, SOCKS protocol if you do not have any prior knowledge on Proxy.
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You can not use this article How to Use Rackspace Cloud Server as Own Proxy for doing performing any illegal work. The main motto of this article How to Use Rackspace Cloud Server as Own Proxy is to show how a Proxy Server actually works or using few cheap services those are free in US.
How to Use Rackspace Cloud Server as Own Proxy – Requirements :
- A Rackspace Cloud Account
- Minimum Knowledge about Cloud Based Servers. If you do not have any idea, please follow our any article related to Rackspace Cloud Server, like Installing OpenPanel on Rackspace Cloud Server (only up to using PuTTY).
- For Windows you need PuTTY like client.
Steps on How to Use Rackspace Cloud Server as Own Proxy
Do not use active websites server for this tutorial. It might complicate the installed CMS on the Serve. For this tut, we will use Ubuntu 10.04 LTS as Server OS of choice. 1 GB of RAM is more than sufficient for this purpose. You can scale down to minimum (256 MB) to reduce the monthly cost.
Access Rackspace Cloud Server with puTTY (for Windows) or Terminal (for UNIX brothers).
Over time, updated versions of packages currently installed on your computer may become available from the package repositories (for example security updates). To upgrade your system, first update your package index as outlined above, and then type:
Hit Enter, wait for the process to end. Now, we will update it :
We will basically use PPTP server package. PPTP is not very secure, but easy to use. You can read about PPTP here. Install it :
apt-get install pptpd
As we said before on other guides, nano is a text editor. We need to edit pptpd.conf file.
Use the Arrow keys on your keyboard to move them beside the last pink word and hit Enter. Default IP should work. Default means localip 192.168.123.1 , we opened to see if its matching. If not Edit it. Save it. Exit.
We will create an account with username pptpd password* format. Create it and restart :
After the restart, we will edit to edit MS DNS :
Delete any existing lines with MS. Add these :
We will edit sysctl.conf file in nano and delete this line net.ipv4.ip_forward=1 . To open the file :
Do the changes and make the changes to be accepted :
Restart your server. Now we need to edit this file :
Just before the exit function, add these :
/sbin/iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -s 192.168.123.0/24 -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE
/sbin/iptables -I FORWARD -p tcp -syn -i ppp+ -j TCPMSS -set-mss 1356
Save and exit. Restart your server, make sure PPTP is running. We need a PPTP client now as the server part is complete.
You can even configure your Windows 7 PC itself to use to connect through this PPTP client. For that part, Go to Start and click on Control Panel > Proceed to click View network status and tasks in Control Panel window > Network and Sharing Center window will open, click on Set up a new connection or network > Proceed to click on Use my Internet connection (VPN). Follow the easy wizard.
And you are done with How to Use Rackspace Cloud Server as Own Proxy guide.