Tunnel HTTP traffic via ssh

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Posted on December 31, 2007

Download Putty and Run
Type in the IP of Linux box or other SSH server you have access to and make sure the port is correct too
Under the tab “Connection –> SSH –> Tunnel” set a local source port *preferrably random number above 1024*
Under destination choose “Dynamic” and “Auto“
Then click open
Open IE or Firefox and find the proxy configuartion
Set your localhost as the SOCKS proxy server and the port is the local source port you choose on Step 3
NOTE: On Firefox choose SOCKS v5, and on IE include “localhost, as the addresses exempted by the proxy