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Old 05-01-2005, 07:03 AM   #1
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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.

What gives?

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