Proof of Concept for making your own Netflix and Hulu DNS proxy outside US

House of Cards started some time ago so I needed a VPN or even better a DNS proxy (which would proxy only streaming services, not whole traffic). I’ve chosen Unblock-Us (referred by LANcaster – thx!) and started free week trial. That week had passed pretty fast so tinker inside of me started to google around how to setup something similar on my own.
After a while I’ve stumbled uppon awesome docker image by skorokithakis, which contains configured bind + ha-proxy to do just what I needed. Only missing piece for me was to automate deployment of such docker image.

Some time ago I’ve created Vagrant + Chef combo for hosting Foodr RoR backend and this stack was no-brainer for me. I’ve also chosen AWS as cloud provider since it has free tier service for a single micro instance lasting a year. I would add support for Digital Ocean soon (furthest when my AWS free tier expires ;-P). So this (very initial) version enables you to setup skorokithakis docker image and run it on AWS out of the box. If you want to use it or even better – improve it, you can find it on my github.

Computer Science and MBA graduate, responsible for managing IT teams for the last 4 years. Has experience working for different-size companies ranging from small start-ups to corporation that deal with different IT businesses (firmware, device drivers, mobile, eCommerce, social media, big data, financial markets). Currently a senior dev-ops working for one of banks providing enterprise applications enabling trading on financial markets. Involved in organising Tricity Java User Group and Polish edition of Washington Business Week. Interested in behavioural economics and psychology.

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