[plug] Proxy server

Jeremy Kerr jk at ozlabs.org
Wed May 18 12:04:05 WST 2011

Hi Garry,

> So "ssh -D 1080 <some-server-in-au>" will get me a tunnel bound and 
> forwarded (thanks, man), does this act as a tunnel to make it look as 
> though I'm in Aus, as I am seeking? So the traffic just pops out at 
> <some-server-in-au>?

Yep, exactly right.

Its a SOCKS proxy, rather than a pure tunnel - this means that the
endpoint (on the ssh-ing machine) will need to know how to use the SOCKS
proxy, rather than sending packets directly to the remote host. But if
the only endpoint is your browser, this will be fine.



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