Release: SKFU’s Vita pr0xy
I’m catching up on SKFU’s recent releases, as I was myself busy with VHBL. A week ago, SKFU released “Vita pr0xy”, which is now updated to version 1.0.1. This is a network proxy (runs on windows), so basically an intermediate between your devices and your internet connection. Although this is a general purpose proxy, SKFU designed this tool specifically for the PS Vita. It can filter out some specific requests, sniff the traffic between your Vita and the network, can do URL replacement, and as a bonus, fixes some malformed requests sent by the Vita.
This tool could be useful if you want to study what type of information your vita is sending to the network when you are connected, or simply if you are worried of what type of information is sent to Sony’s servers.
How to use
Installation and usage are fairly simple. Just install Vita pr0xy and run it. At the bottom of the window, you will see the IP of your proxy (your computer’s IP) as well as the port. Press “start”, at this point your firewall might ask you if it is ok for the proxy to open the ports.
On the vita side, in your wifi’s connection settings, go to Advanced, select “use proxy”, and enter the proxy IP and port (the ones displayed in the Vita pr0xy window).
You’re all set, try to display a web page in the vita browser, if everything works correctly the page should display and Vita pr0xy should start logging stuff.