Where Do I Get Hulu Outside Us?
In our previous article: VPN Access we discussed connecting to your workplace network using Virtual Private Networking (VPN). Today we’ll discuss using Terminal Services to connect. In my opinion this is the preferred way to connect and easier to understand for the client.
What happens through a VPN is users access the Internet through an encrypted tunnel, managed by a private company. This is regarded as a very safe and recommended way of accessing Internet, even if you don’t have any blocked website, due to the powerful encryption and the firewall the VPN Nederland server has in place.
Today I present to you a neat solution with which you can hope to surf securely and anonymously. You might be surprised to know that Google provides applications which allow you to deploy proxy servers for (obviously) free! Ever heard of Google Apps Engine? It is a part of their cloud VPN services where you can run your web applications on their infrastructure. Projects such as Mirrorrr have been developed which allow you to create a proxy server and deploy it on Google’s servers. Surely no firewall in the world will block traffic to Google’s trusted servers?!
I want to mention quickly in order to print or copy files from your remote computer you will need to enable a few settings. On the Remote Desktop screen you will see a button that says “Options”. Click “Options” then click “Local Resources”. Check mark Printers and Drives and then click options again. This will redirect your home printer and drives to your workplace computer.
To configure please do the following: right click “My Computer” -> left click “Properties” -> click on the “Remote” tab on top. Check the box that says “Enable Remote Desktop”. Click “Apply” and “OK”. An important note is if your remote PC is using XP Pro, when you log in remotely it will lock the local computer out. You don’t have to worry about this if you are using any server operating system. As mentioned in our previous article you will have to configure your router for port forwarding to the computer you want to access. The port that needs to be opened is TCP Port 3389.
TV channels like FOX, HULU, ABC, and NBC can only be accessed from the US, and with a VPN connection, you can appear American anywhere, and access these websites. The same goes for other websites that only US locations are allowed to access.
If your computer does have a key logger all is not loss. Your strategy is to purchase or create a jump drive that run it’s own browser or operating system on them. This is very easy to do, and the most secure option. What this allows you to do is to plug the jump drive into your USB port, and you run your own secure operating system. This is great because your company will not be able to see what you do! It doesn’t alter or hard the computer and once you pull out the jump drive the computer returns to normal. Secure Browsing At Work – Strategies for Secure Browsing At Work.