Thank you for getting back to me. Sorry I wasn't available over the weekend to try and reply to your proposed answer. So I tried what you said. I checked with
and saw the entry there. I also did a
ssh -D 8080 user@otherserver
to do a dynamic port forward
And then i did a test by running
Apparently, it was still trying to connect to a proxy that the system is set to use. What I had hoped is that it would send my wget request over to localhost:8080 and through the tunnel to the otherserver. The otherserver (it's another server on the local lan) would serve my request and give me back the results.
The reason I'm trying to do this is to avoid the proxy server that the system is set to use. I hope I'm making sense. Thanks again.