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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 !