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How to use a Socks Proxy with putty


You are working on a network that doesnt allow http traffic.


Tthat's a bummer!


Can you ssh to a server ?


If you can, then everything is fine.
You can use a socks proxy for browsing.


First of all open putty and configure it to open your ssh server.


file:putty_socks_001.png


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Then from

Connection ---> SSH ---> Tunnels


Type your source Port (just to be sure type a number over 1024, eg 8080)
and select Dynamin


Add this


file:putty_socks_002.png


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You should be ably to see the next image as a verification.
D TCP_PORT must be your destination tcp port


file:putty_socks_003.png


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Connect to your ssh server.


Now open firefox.
From

Tools ---> Options ---> Advanced ---> Network --> Settings

open the configuration form.


Manual Select your proxy configuration
and type in SOCKS Host 127.0.0.1
In port type the above TCP_PORT Number (eg. 8080)


file:putty_socks_004.png


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That's it, happy browsing !