Detecting SSH tunnels on a linux firewall

Matthew Walker rorith at
Fri Jan 12 13:06:49 MST 2007

On Fri, January 12, 2007 1:03 pm, Troy Bowman wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-01-10 at 10:24 -0700, Matthew Walker wrote:
>> Won't work. I can use Putty to create an SSH tunnel to a server I
>> control
>> running Squid, and direct my local browser to use the localhost port as
>> proxy.
> Actually, you don't even need squid on the other end.  All you need is
> to make ssh use its DynamicForward:
> $ ssh -N -f -D 1080 remotehost
> And, bam! I have a socks5 proxy tunnel from your localhost to the
> remotehost.  Any application that can use socks5 (firefox, xchat, gaim,
> etc) can now use the tunnel to connect to anything through the tunnel
> and from the remote host.

Any idea on how to do this from Windows? I don't have the choice at work,
unfortunately, because of VPN software requirements.

Matthew Walker
Kydance Hosting & Consulting
LAMP Specialist

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