Commit dc0eac06 authored by Dionysis Grigoropoulos's avatar Dionysis Grigoropoulos Committed by Vangelis Koukis
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docs: Add another way to view the Synnefo UI

Add instructions on how to connect to the Synnefo UI using a SOCKS
parent dc5bdeba
......@@ -84,8 +84,10 @@ Accessing the Synnefo installation
Remote access
If you want to access the Synnefo installation from a remote machine, you can
If you want to access the Synnefo installation from a remote machine:
Method 1: Modify DNS name resolution
* Set your nameservers accordingly by adding the following line as your
first nameserver in ``/etc/resolv.conf``:
......@@ -101,6 +103,9 @@ either:
``/etc/resolv.conf`` or prepend the nameservers in the
Method 2: Modify /etc/hosts
* Add the IP of your Synnefo installation in your ``/etc/hosts`` file:
.. code-block:: console
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If you're using Windows the same settings can be applied on
Method 3: Use a SOCKS proxy (easier)
* Alternatively, you can setup a SOCKS proxy using the ssh client and instruct
your browser to use it. To setup a SOCKS proxy run:
.. code-block:: console
$ ssh -D localhost:9009 user@host
Now, you can either instruct your browser to tunnel all the traffic through
the SOCKS proxy or even better install a plugin like `Foxy Proxy
<>`_ to fine
tune when to use the proxy or not.
In order to use the proxy globally in Firefox, go to
``Edit->Preferences->Advanced->Network->Settings`` and set ``SOCKS host`` to
``localhost`` and ``Port`` to ``9009``. Firefox by default doesn't use the
SOCKS proxy for domain name resolving. To enable this, type ``about:config`` in
the URL bar and change ``network.proxy.socks_remote_dns`` to ``true``.
For better control on which sites you view over the proxy, download FoxyProxy
and set a ``URL_Pattern`` to whitelist the ```` domain. To do this
use the URL_Pattern ``**`` and set FoxyProxy to run in the
``Use proxies based on their pre-defined patterns and priorities`` mode.
FoxyProxy is also available for Chrome through the `Chrome Web Store
so a similar approach will work in Chrome also.
.. note::
Internet Explorer doesn't support SOCKS5 proxies.
Then open a browser and point it to:
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