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Proxy requests redirection

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I want a proxy request redirection utility. Meaning:
I want a program which I can run on a network machine and use it as my proxy server and this program in turn just passes on my requests to our actual proxy server and bring me my files.
I need complete support for cookies and HTTP connect.

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One easy solution is to use redir. Redir redirects all connections to a certain port to another machine. I've used it just like you describe, although it isn't that great a solution.

The other possible solution is to install squid proxy and set its cache very low etc, so it would basically act as a relay, not as a real proxy.
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Please specify how to use "redir" and where will I get it ? Also, I don't want to use any full-fledged proxy server as I am more interested  ina light utiliyy that can work as a personal proxy redirect
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Grab the source for example from ftp://ftp.oit.unc.edu/pub/Linux/system/network/daemons/redir-2.2.tar.gz and build it. Then you can use redir either from inetd or from commandline.

In commandline say:
redir --lport=8000 --cport=8080 --caddr=real.proxy.com &
and you're done.

I should warn you, you'll probably want to use firewalling to prevent everyone from accessing the port opened by redir.
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Thanks feenix!
But redir actually tries to bind the ports (which we are not allowed here).
So I got a proxy server/filter called Muffin. It is written in java. I would like to have a C version (as it might be faster) but whatever, I am able to redirect! :)
If you know about a C version for muffin please tell me.
Is there any way to circumvent the error that redir is giving? It says server : bind: permission denied
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