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sni proxy to watch us netflix

this is a complete server Setup to run a minimal sni proxy.
you will need a little server with a IP located in the US.
http://123systems.net/ offers very cheap ones.
one virtual root server with 256mb ram should be enough.

after the server is setup and you are logged in as root generate the locales:

locale-gen en_US.UTF-8
export LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8
export LANG=en_US.UTF-8
export LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8
locale-gen en_US.UTF-8
dpkg-reconfigure locales

than we will need dependencies and standard software
nano is my favorite text editor, tmux a terminal multiplexor, bmon a bandwith monitor, ufw the firewall from ubuntu, landscape-common to get a little report on every login, netcat to check if a port is open, fail2ban to protect against ssh attacks.
And the rest is for the sni-proxy

apt-get update
apt-get install nano tmux bmon ufw landscape-common netcat fail2ban git build-essential autotools-dev cdbs debhelper dh-autoreconf dpkg-dev gettext libev-dev libpcre3-dev libudns-dev pkg-config

change your hostname

nano /etc/hostname
nano /etc/hosts

a handy script to reset the firewall

nano clear_iptables
iptables -F
iptables -X
iptables -t nat -F
iptables -t nat -X
iptables -t mangle -F
iptables -t mangle -X
iptables -P INPUT ACCEPT

later we only want to get access to the sni proxy from our home ip, for that we will need a iptables rule
i use noip.net to get a dyndns host and use this one in the rule below

nano iptables
iptables -A INPUT -i venet0 -s xxx.redirectme.net -d 192.x.x.x -p tcp -m tcp --dport 80 -j ACCEPT
iptables -A INPUT -i venet0 -s xxx.redirectme.net -d 192.x.x.x -p tcp -m tcp --dport 443 -j ACCEPT

make the script executeable and use ufw to allow access to port 22 and close every other port

chmod 755 iptables
chmod 755 clear_iptables

ufw allow 22
ufw status
ufw enable

now we will install the sni proxy

git clone https://github.com/dlundquist/sniproxy.git
cd sniproxy/

./autogen && dpkg-buildpackage

dpkg -i ../sniproxy_0.3.6_amd64.deb

and here comes the config to forward all requests for netflix

nano /etc/sniproxy.conf
user daemon
pidfile /var/tmp/sniproxy.pid

error_log {
    syslog daemon
    priority notice

listener 80 {
    proto http
    access_log {
        filename /var/log/sniproxy/http_access.log
        priority notice
listener 443 {
    proto tls
    access_log {
        filename /var/log/sniproxy/https_access.log
        priority notice

table {
    netflix\.com *
    ip2location\.com *

to start the proxy with the provided initscript we will need to edit

nano /etc/default/sniproxy.conf

set enable 1 and uncomment deamon_args
after that start the proxy with

service sniproxy start

thats the server part.
Now you need to manipulate our dns querys.
i use dnsmasq on my router, here is a simple config:

nano /etc/dnsmasq/dnsmasq.conf


and the intereisng part

nano /etc/dnsmasq/sni-proxy.conf

restart dnsmasq

service dnsmasq restart

and browse to ip2location.com and look if you ip is the US ip of your little new server

sni proxy to watch us netflix
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