So what I want to do is, if I'm at school or somewhere, I want to be able to use my home computer's web server (which I have up and running with Apache) as a forward proxy, meaning access websites through my home computer rather than directly. It would serve the same purpose as sites like MegaProxy(.com) and ProxyWeb(.net), so that I can get around the school's filter (no p0rn, I promise ). I've edited my httpd.conf file to turn forward proxy on, and in my Network pref pane I told it to use a proxy server for HTTP, with my IP (external or internal, doesn't matter) as the server. But when I test this in Safari, e.g. by going to adiumx.com, it just shows me the default Apache page that you get when you go to http://localhost. I'm guessing that what is happening is, Safari is accessing the web server (which happens to be on the same computer I'm using) but the server isn't fetching the websites; instead it just displays its homepage. Keep in mind that I'm very new to Apache and the concept of web servers and all that stuff. Is there a simple way to make this work or is it really complicated? By the way, I've read all the warnings and stuff about making a publicly accessible proxy like that, and I'll take that into account, perhaps by password-protecting it (if possible) or only allowing traffic from my school's IP or something, but for now I'd just like to get it working. Thanks, all.