How do i check to see if my server is running an open proxy?
sudo nmap -sS -sV -p 8080 --script http-open-proxy.nse X.X.X.Xwhere X.X.X.X is the IP of your server.
# sudo nmap -sS -sV -p 8080 --script http-open-proxy.nse X.X.X.X
Starting Nmap 6.00 ( http://nmap.org ) at 2014-04-22 17:05 UTC
Nmap scan report for host.domain.com (X.X.X.X)
Host is up (0.078s latency).
PORT STATE SERVICE VERSION
8080/tcp open http Apache httpd
| http-open-proxy: Potentially OPEN proxy.
|_Methods supported: CONNECTION
If the script returns "Potentially OPEN proxy." you can then check to see if it is a open proxy that does not require authentication with:
http_proxy=http://X.X.X.X:8080/ curl -4 -s http://nyc2.mirrors.digitalocean.com/tools/open_proxy_check.txt
where X.X.X.X is your server's IP address
If you see a message saying "If you are seeing this while running the open proxy text, your server is an open proxy." then you are running an open proxy that anyone in the world can use to connect to any website. This is not a good situation, as it means that cybercriminals and other malicious entities can hide their activities and make it seem like their web connections are originating from your server, and you should secure it right away.If you are running squid, a method of securing your proxy is by using the "acl" feature:
If you are running Apache, this article may help:
If you have any questions, log into the DigitalOcean control panel, click on "Support" and open a support ticket!
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