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ssh_connection_as_socks_proxy [16.07.2013 07:06] (current)
Pascal Suter created
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 +====== SSH connection as socks proxy ======
 +sometimes it is very useful to have http access into a remote network but you can only reach one single linux machine inside this network. there is a simple way to tunnel http requests from firefox through your ssh connection: ​
 +
 +connect with the -D option to set up the proxy service
 +  ssh -D 1080 user@some.server.somewhere
 +this will now run a local socks proxy on localhost:​1080
 +
 +in order to get firefox to use this tunnel, you need to configure a socks proxy in firefox. since you might want to switch this proxy on and off several times it is a good idea to use an add-on to do this, so it can be done with a single button: ​
 +
 +  - install the **MM3 ProxySwitcher** Addon
 +  - restart firefox
 +  - right click on the toolbar and choose **customize...**
 +  - add the mm3 button to your toolbar
 +  - click on the little down pointing arrow next to your mm3 button and choose **Edit**
 +  - replace the settings with these: <​code>​
 +[Socks Proxy
 +  socks=127.0.0.1:​1080
 +  noProxy=127.0.0.1:​8080
 +  config:​network.proxy.socks_remote_dns=true
 +]
 +</​code>​
 +  - now switch the proxy ond and off by clicking on the mm3 button. it's on when it's red and off when grayed out. 
 +