Re: IDEA: "Site Cloaking" Technology

James Rogers (
Thu, 26 Dec 1996 18:37:37 -0800

At 11:43 AM 12/26/96 -0800, you wrote:
>A few weeks ago, I came up with this idea for a new technique I like to
>call "Site Cloaking". It's possible to create a Perl CGI script that would
>grab a file or webpage from another site & display it for the user without
>telling the user the original location like a proxy. This way you could put
>a CGI script on your website with links to country-specific censored texts
>or webpages and not tell anyone the site locations so that they can't shut
>them down. A person could put up a so-called subversive webpage in that
>specific country and tell this proxy the address and thus protect the site
>without giving out it's real address forcing the ISPs in that country to
>scan ALL WEBPAGES on their servers making the process more difficult. You
>could put up any so-called subversive and censored information on your
>webpage and people could access them without getting shutdown because only
>the CGI script would know where the source site is and you could even
>cipher the script's site list so even the owner of the proxy website can't
>locate the sites. You could then have a website or even a web search tool
>where you'd load all these sites into and acquire even more sites because
>you'd be offering protection and the sites would stay up indefinately. If
>the FEDS get pissed, simply wipe the file and the list is gone but the
>sites remain.

This should be easy to do. I will see if I can throw something together in
a few days if I have time and get back to everyone on this.

Shouldn't be a problem.

-James Rogers