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Old 11-11-2013, 11:30 AM   #1
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ssh tunnel and socks proxy error: empty reply from server

I want to foreward my web traffic with ssh tunnel through my remote shell server i create the tunnel:
ssh -ND 8888
The tunnel is successfully created, and then setup the firefox for this socks proxy, now when i want to open a site in firefox there is just a blank page with error:
empty reply from server
my shell server allow the forwarding as described in this question:
Can I use my shell account to SSH forward/proxy/tunnel my Internet traffic?
Yes, we allow TCP forwarding through SSH. Your traffic will exit through the Tor network.
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I use ssh -D tunnels too. They work quite well with chromium but I was never able to configure firefox (or iceweasel in my case) to use the proxy correctly. It might be useful to test the proxy with another browser to determine if the problem is with the proxy itself or with the firefox configuration.

For example with chromium you can try:
chromium --proxy-server="socks://localhost:8888"



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