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I'm trying to set up a proxy server that can tunnel its requests through a VPN.

The situation is that I have access to a VPN, but I don't want all my computers bandwidth to run through it. I only want certain applications (specifically, a browser) to tunnel through the VPN.

The first solution to come to mind is setting up a proxy server to tunnel through the VPN, and whenever I want my browser to go through the VPN, all I have to do is configure it to go through the proxy. I can't really find any clear solution on the web. I'd be happy to be introduced to a good free proxy server that can connect through a VPN, or preferably, a python library that can implement the setup I described.


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What OS are you targetting? – Paul Nov 11 '11 at 0:17
And what type of VPN is it - what dictates what goes across the VPN? – Paul Nov 11 '11 at 0:24
Windows. And its a regular PPTP connection, if I understand your question. – Alon Liv Nov 11 '11 at 18:19
Can you install a proxy server at the other end of the tunnel? – Paul Nov 11 '11 at 22:06
Nope. I'm using a commercial-type VPN service. – Alon Liv Nov 12 '11 at 9:36

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