Configuring Firefox over an SSH tunnel

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Configuring Firefox

1. Open a Firefox session, then go to

Edit ⇒ Preferences ⇒ Advanced ⇒ Network ⇒ Settings

Use the Manual Proxy Configuration and set the following values:

SOCKS Host: localhost
Port: 1080

Left click OK, then Close.

2. Type about:config into the address bar e press Return.

Enter network.proxy in the Filter bar, then set network.proxy.socks, network.proxy.socks_port and network.proxy.socks_remote_dns values as shown below

3. Open a Linux terminal and open a tunnel to lxplus with

ssh -ND 1080

The shell hangs and now Firefox is tunnelled with CERN.

PuTTY configuration

Last update: Luca Pacher - Mar 11, 2013