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Access hulu/youtube outside the USA [duplicate]

Access hulu/youtube outside the USA [duplicate]

People outside of the USA have a rought time seeing hulu or some youtube videos. What proxies to do you use to see these kind of blocked sites?

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Guest [Entry]

"A little birdie once told me, I quote:

Get a web host that gives you your own
Unix shell account such as Dreamhost
and create a SSH tunnel at your
terminal like so:

ssh -D 1123 user@yourdomain***

What that achieves is that you'll be
directing everything through your
US-based hosting provider and appear
to have a US based IP address. It
works great when I'm not in the States
and still want to access the US iTunes
Store and Youtube. I guess Hulu will be fooled
too. :-)

Dreamhost doesn't seem to get upset
when you redirect stuff through their
server, but I guess if you use too
much bandwidth, they'll get mad and send you an
angry letter. But it hasn't happened

Now set localhost, port 1123 (or any
other port you specified earlier) as
your proxy in your network/browser
settings and you are good to go. This
is easier if you have a Unix-based OS
like OS X or Linux.

Otherwise, for Windows, you'll need to configure SSH
tunneling using putty.

Disclaimer: You probably be breaking the Digital Millennium Act. Everything that has been said is for educational purposes only. So be warned. ;-)"
Guest [Entry]

"I am quite sure that is against the Hulu (or Youtube) ToS. I am assuming that you are inside USA but for some reasons these websites do not locate you properly ;)

If you have your own server within USA, you can always set up a SSH tunnel and use that as a 'proxy'. You have to have a fast internet connection (on both ends) for this to work because running everything through a tunnel will slow everything down. See guides on how to get it to work for Windows with Putty (guide is for Mozilla, although it isnt too hard to adapt it for newer browsers).

For Linux/Mac OS X systems, just run ssh -D 9091 user@yourwebserver*** in Terminal, remembering to replace user and yourwebserver*** with the correct details for your server. Then just set localhost as the proxy (SOCKS) server and 9091 as the port. If it does not allow you to specify a port, try localhost:9091."