I’ll need 2 programs to achieve this, assuming you already have access to a Linux box and you can connect using putty client. Need S/w packages are-
- Putty and
- SeaMonkey Browser
Follow the following steps-
- Run Putty
- Goto SSH > Tunnels and configure as required
- Key point here is to use “DYNAMIC” for destination section
- Now connect to the SSH Server
Now it’s time to fire-up your Mozilla Seamonkey browser and open “Edit > Preference” section as below-
From the new window move to “Proxies” under “Category” and select “Manual Proxy Configuration” and hit “Advanced”
In the new windows dialogue insert “Socks Proxy: localhost and Port: 8443”. Select “SOCK 5”. Click OK and return to browser window.
In the browser address bar type https://ipmonkey.com and voila! you’ll see your linux box IP telling you that you are now browsing through the SSH tunnel a.k.a SOCK Proxy.
There’s a good youtube tutorial where it is explained quite better-