Friday, March 18, 2011

How to watch the BBC outside of the UK (Old see updated version)

I despise restrictions on content. I believe that information shouldn't be restricted to location. I will walk you step by step so you can achieve the same, the instructions will be done on an Ubuntu system.

Step 1:

If you don't know which codename of Ubuntu that you are using type:
lsb_release -c

Then add this line to your /etc/apt/sources.list file:
deb distribution main

Replace the word distribution with the codename (i.e. lucid,maverick)

Then add the gpg key used to sign the packages by running the following commands as root at your command prompt:

gpg --keyserver --recv 886DDD89
gpg --export A3C4F0F979CAA22CDBA8F512EE8CBC9E886DDD89 | sudo apt-key add -

Now refresh your sources and install Tor by running the following commands at your command prompt:

apt-get update
apt-get install tor tor-geoipdb

Step 2:

The next step is to set up web browsing. Start by installing Polipo. Polipo is a caching web proxy that does http pipelining well, so it's well-suited for Tor's latencies.

apt-get install polipo

After polipo is installed you will need to change the script to work with tor.

nano /etc/polipo/config

Delete the script that is in there and replace with This

Step 3:

For this to work with tor you need an exit that has an UK ip address. To do this:

nano /etc/tor/torrc

And add the following at the bottom and save.

ExitNodes PDQVPNUK1, PDQVPNUK2, st0nerhenge
StrictExitNodes 1

Finally Step:

Install the Tor Button for Firefox and restart.

Thanks to the tor project and where ever I found the UK exit node information.


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