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Is there a light HTTP proxy I can run without root privileges?

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – I am on a network where outgoing port 8080 is blocked on most machines (i.e. I cannot access services on port 8080). Some of the machines on the network however do not have this restriction. I would like to run a proxy on an unrestricted machine and forward outgoing requests to 8080 via that proxy. I do not have root access on any of these machines. I have looked at squid, which compiles fine on the machine I want to run the proxy on, but as it is a service I do not think I can run it effectively without root access. I have also experimented with ssh port forwarding, but as there is no se (HowTos)