Configuring Anonymous Surfing with Firefox on GNU/Linux / *BSD

To get started using the NeoTunnel tunneling proxy service to surf the web securely and anonymously on a GNU/Linux (or BSD or other Unix-like OS) using the Mozilla Firefox browser, follow these steps:

(If you don't already have Firefox installed, you can get it from The link will open in a new window).

Using your operating system's package manager, install the "stunnel" package. It may also be called "stunnel4". If both stunnel and stunnel4 are available, install stunnel4.

Download the certs.pem and stunnel.conf files for NeoTunnel by right-clicking the links below and selecting "Save As" or "Download Linked File":

Download stunnel.conf file
Download certs.pem file

Copy both of these files to the /etc/stunnel directory on your computer. Make sure their permissions are ok with:

chmod go-w /etc/stunnel/*

Start stunnel, usually with a command such as:

/etc/init.d/stunnel start

On some systems, just typing stunnel on the command prompt should do the trick.

Now configure Firefox to use the proxy as follows:

  1. Select Firefox -> Preferences from the Firefox main menu.

  2. In the window which appears click on the "Advanced" icon, and then on the "Network" tab, and click the "Settings" button.

  3. Firefox's proxy settings dialog will appear. Enable "Manual proxy configuration" as well as "Use this proxy server for all protocols". In the "HTTP Proxy" field, type in "" (without the quotes), and in the "Port:" field type in "8080" (without quotes).

  4. If you would like to view some sites directly and not through the proxy, list them (separated by commas) in the "No proxy for:" field.

  5. Click the "OK" button and close the preferences window.

  6. Now all your web requests from Firefox will go through our SSL secured proxy and the results will be returned to you via the SSL secured channel.

    You will be asked to supply your Neomailbox username and control panel password when you begin browsing.

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