Bypassing a restrictive Firewall using SSH


If you are faced with a restrictive firewall implemented by your local admin. But luckily enough to have access to a SSH server! You can use the following tip:

A SOCKS proxy can easily be setup using SSH, in a terminal type:

ssh -D 8080 -Nf

Then just change your Browser/Application settings to point towards localhost port 8080


written by Diogo Gomes