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    KINDLE Fire HD 7" connecting through proxy

    We connect to internet trough LEA proxy. Kindle does not understand proxy. I have installed SQUID on CentOS to act as local proxy server. Silk browser can now connect to internet. But none of the Amazon services such as apps, books, etc. is not not accessible. Is there any configuration that can be done on CentOS/SQUID that will allow to connect to Amazon services?
    Hope someone has done this before.

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    Have you specified the proxy in the silk browser configuration? Or used transparent proxying

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    Are you struggling to input browser proxy settings (so you've installed a transparent proxy), or have you done that and your proxy is stopping the traffic?

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    I am using transparent proxy. It seems that transparent proxy only supports http and does not support https. I have checked this with a laptop. When I connect to a normal website it works. When I connect to email such as yahoo mail it does not work. By searching internet I found that transparent proxy never supports https traffic. There is a hack. But too difficult to configure. It needs certificate. Transparent proxy can be configured to work as man in the middle.

    There may be another option. Not using transparent proxy at all. Just using linux routing to forward all http and https requests to proxy server ip address 172.18.20.1:8080. Not tried yet.

    Linux machine:
    interface eth0 = inside =192.168.1.1/24, interface eth1=outside=172.18.184.2/24
    Proxy server is somewhere outside: 172.18.20.1:8080

    On the linux machine I can probably use iptables command as follows:
    iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -i eth0 -p tcp --dport 80 -j DNAT --to 172.18.20.1:8080
    iptables -A FORWARD -d 172.18.20.1:8080 -p tcp --dport 8080 -j ACCEPT

    I am not sure if this will work. If anybody has used this method please let me know.

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    Is it not worth just setting the proxy settings on the Kindle itself? They're per connection so if it goes onto another network it'll still function. Admittedly, having a transparent proxy in place is a better idea in the long run.

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    Thank you for your reply. Kindle does not have any proxy settings. I did install opera mobile. It has proxy settings. But amazon services are not accessible via opera mobile. Until Amazon releases a firmware update many people like us is stuck. I will try linux routing.

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    Ahh that sucks - we have a Kindle Fire HD and that supports proxies no problem. Bummer if they haven't applied that to the non-HD.

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    I dunno the thread title says fire hd.

    Ben

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    Hi, I know this thread is old, but it comes up first in my search and I'm finding it relevant!

    Two children came to me this morning with their Kindle Fire tablets, as apparently the teacher (without asking me) told them they could bring them in and use them on the internet to download books and play games...

    I could't find anywhere to add a proxy setting. I'm not willing to make any network changes as yet, so does this thread still ring true and there is no proxy support for these devices natively?

    Kol.

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    Hi,

    Please check my other post at:
    Configuring proxy settings for Kindle Fire HD

    It contains a detailed pdf document on how to configure proxy settings for kindle fire hd

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