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Old 01-30-2011, 03:52 PM   #1
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Securely browsing the net using SOCKS


Hi,
I read this article:
http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/secu...t-using-socks/
(thanks Alien for all packages and howto) but I have some doubts. Let's see if I understand correctly. In practice, we open a port (8888 for example) on the local PC on which you made a ssh tunnel to our server, right? Who resolves the dns? Our remote server? With this technique we are safe even from sending data through unencrypted protocols like hhtp (not https)? An administrator who wants to see what we visited what would see in his log?
 
Old 01-30-2011, 05:22 PM   #2
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Hi,
I read this article:
http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/secu...t-using-socks/
(thanks Alien for all packages and howto) but I have some doubts. Let's see if I understand correctly. In practice, we open a port (8888 for example) on the local PC on which you made a ssh tunnel to our server, right? Who resolves the dns? Our remote server? With this technique we are safe even from sending data through unencrypted protocols like hhtp (not https)? An administrator who wants to see what we visited what would see in his log?
Yes, you opened a port to your SSH tunnel server and it will be them (Server) who will resolve the DNS
I believe it's safe, since it's encrypted in SSH session
 
Old 01-30-2011, 05:35 PM   #3
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Who resolves the dns? Our remote server?
That is explained in the blog post that you linked.
 
  


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