Detecting SSH tunnels on a linux firewall

Matthew Walker rorith at
Fri Jan 12 13:09:35 MST 2007

On Fri, January 12, 2007 1:06 pm, Matthew Walker wrote:
> 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.

Nevermind... may have found it. *fiddles with putty*

Matthew Walker
Kydance Hosting & Consulting
LAMP Specialist

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