April 16, 2009

Use SSH to Create an HTTP Proxy

Article Source Linux Journal
April 16, 2009, 8:11 am

SOCKS is built in to OpenSSH, so it's a trivial matter to set up a local SOCKS proxy with the -D flag. For example:

$ ssh -D 12345 myuser@remote_ssh_server

will open up the port 12345 on your local machine as a SOCKS proxy so all your HTTP traffic can be specified to go through the SSH tunnel and out remote_ssh_server on the other end...