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SSH Tunnel For Web Browsing

SSH Tunnel For Web Browsing

ssh browser tunnel system linux Aug 22, 2013

If you want to browse through SSH because the wifi you are on is insecure, or, if you can only access a website from a specific IP there is a SSH tunnel to the rescue.

With a little bit of shell magic it is quickly setup.

  • Step 1: Type in this command in your shell / terminal on OS X
    ssh -C2qTnN -D 8080 USER@SSH-SERVER
  • Step 2: Set a proxy in your browser:
    SOCKS-HOST on Port 8080, Tick the box SOCKS v5

To check if the SSH tunnel is working you can use the service Whatismyip.