HomebrewUnblocker - Because website filters suck
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Lately, I've been creating a site I've been thinking about making for some time now. It's called HomebrewUnblocker, and, as the name implies, the intent of the website is to be able to access blocked websites in certain areas (cough cough school.)
It works like this: instead of asking the router for contents of a certain page given a URL, it instead passes the URL to the (unblocked) HomebrewUnblocker. When HomebrewUnblocker recieves the URL, the server will get the contents of the page, then return the contents through the HTTP request. There is a better visual on the "What is this?" page if you want to know more.
Right now, everything is relatively primitive. Some contents will not load if they use relative links, which is unfortunately more difficult to add than I originally thought it to be. Also, there is only support for a few different MIME types. Although I added the most common ones, I want to, at some point, create a "custom" option so that if you really wanted to use that MIME type, you could.
I might make this open-source if I get enough requests for it, but right now, I'm trying to keep this a smaller project. After all, unblocking websites at school is not such a good idea ;)