SSH dynamic port forwarding -- Firefox does not see such a PROXY
I have two machines on my network ('Client' and 'Server'). Both are Debian Sid.
Server is connected to the Internet. NAT, IP masquerading are NOT configured -- so there is no connection to the Internet for Client.
I'm trying to setup a SOCKS server on Client using SSH dynamic port forwarding.
user@Client:$ ssh -D 1080 user@Server
The idea is that any SOCKS-aware program on Client can use this localhost:1080 as proxy to connect to the Internet.
My problem is that not all SOCKS-aware programs on Client agree to use this proxy. For example, putty for Linux works fine when I tell it to use SOCKS 5 server on the address localhost:1080.
But Firefox and Mozilla just do not see this proxy, although I configured them as follows: Edit-->Preferences-->General-->Connection-->"Manual proxy configuration"-->"SOCKS host" localhost:1080.
Last edited by geokat; 05-01-2005 at 08:07 AM.