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Running a SOCKS proxy over ssh
10-05-2010, 11:13 PM
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Running a SOCKS proxy over ssh
My work place doesn't allow instant IM by blocking ports. Here's one way to workaround it assuming port 22 is open:

plink.exe can be found with Putty:
http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtat...nload.html

Then just run:
Code:
plink -v -C -D 1080 <your VPS ip address>

Then in your IM program or browser or whatever you are trying to use set SOCKS proxy to point to your local ip address (127.0.0.1) and port 1080. If the program doesn't let you use a SOCKS proxy (most do) then you can use a program called sockscap to redirect to a SOCKS proxy.
http://www.beaglesoft.com/clwaproxysockscap.htm
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10-05-2010, 11:27 PM
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RE: Running a SOCKS proxy over ssh
(10-05-2010 11:13 PM)madmegatron Wrote:  assuming port 22 is open

You can change the ssh port to anything you want, so if 22 is not but another is you can change it to that port unless you need it for whatever is intended to run there.

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10-06-2010, 04:56 AM
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RE: Running a SOCKS proxy over ssh
If your vps is ipv6 enabled you can also browse the ipv6 network with a socks proxy.
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10-06-2010, 05:22 AM
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RE: Running a SOCKS proxy over ssh
but the VPSs given away here are not.

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10-06-2010, 06:40 AM
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RE: Running a SOCKS proxy over ssh
couldn't you just goto a proxy?
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10-06-2010, 06:56 AM
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RE: Running a SOCKS proxy over ssh
This is faster than any free proxy.

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10-06-2010, 11:12 AM
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RE: Running a SOCKS proxy over ssh
You shouldn't need plink to do this, you can do this with just Putty, here's how http://www.ytechie.com/2008/05/set-up-a-...-less.html

Most free proxies are slow, but there are some good ones out there
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