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How do I setup to use my NetShare proxy for internet traffic while tethered to my iPhone?

Asked by fortune425 (58points) August 4th, 2008

I’m currently using an iPhone NetShare connection as a proxy for for my MacBook Air. My system-wide proxy settings are correct (they’re currently working in Safari) but I can’t get the connection to work in for ssh and other command-line apps that use a net connection.

I heard that Proxifier would do the trick, but I was wondering if there was a hack that doesn’t cost $40.

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xxporkxsodaxx's avatar

Just goto a proxy server on your computer, it works the same way. For those transferences, use an ssh/sftp client on your computer to transfer things to and fro, that way you don’t need to use terminal, but I was unsuccessful in using an ad-hoc connection with that so you’ll have to get a wifi signal for both the computer and the phone to work on.

jaredg's avatar

The command line programs you want to use probably have to etiher be socksified or support the http_proxy, ftp_proxy environment variables. curl and wget support them, if I recall correctly.

For SSH specifically, take a look at connect.c

You’ll need the developer tools installed to build connect.c into an executable, or if you are on 10.5.3 / .4, I can send you the one I built.

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