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Bypass firewall restrictions via an HTTPS proxy
Authored by: matsur on Aug 12, '05 01:24:49PM
As an aside, this is an absolutely amazing ssh trick to get around http filters/etc.
ssh -D 1080 user@foo.bar
Then set your browser to use 127.0.0.1 on port 1080 as a SOCKSv5 proxy. You have to be able to ssh out from where you are, but other than that there is nothing special required. Was great for getting around the Great Firewall in China, as all http traffic is passed through the ssh tunnel to foo.bar (in my case a university unix machine). You want foo.bar to be on a pretty nice connection so that you are not to latent in accessing the web.
matsur

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