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Old 10-01-2012, 08:28 PM   #1
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toubleshooting ssh tunnel for coffee shop browsing


Goal: to be able to use the free wifi at coffee houses to do work in my web browser and to do this somewhat securely.

What I have done so far:
I setup a dynamic dns service to have a domain name for my dynamic IP address.
I have a ssh connection to my home router using the domain name.
I can connect using either putty or the ssh command in bash.
I can interact with my commandline router at home.
I installed foxyproxy for my firefox browser.
I configured foxyproxy to use my domain name and port.

Problem:
I still cannot view webpages when I tell firefox/foxyproxy to use the ssh connection?

Can anyone assist me in troubleshooting this?
 
Old 10-01-2012, 09:06 PM   #2
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Hi,

how are you creating the ssh connection? Are you using a socks/dynamic proxy like below?
Code:
ssh -fN -D localhost:9999 your.home.machine
If so, how are you telling firefox to use the proxy on port 9999 of localhost?

Evo2.

---------- Post added 2012-10-02 at 11:06 ----------

Hi,

how are you creating the ssh connection? Are you using a socks/dynamic proxy like below?
Code:
ssh -fN -D localhost:9999 your.home.machine
If so, how are you telling firefox to use the proxy on port 9999 of localhost?

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