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Quick, easy SOCKS proxy shortcuts

u4iau4ia Member
edited April 2012 in Tutorials

I noticed in another thread someone pointed to a tutorial for using ssh tunneling with Firefox, so I thought I would share my method for Chrome.

I have 2 shortcuts on my desktop, both for Chrome. The first is normal, but the target in the other is:
C:\Users\u4ia\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe --proxy-server="socks5://localhost:1080"

Just use putty or however you ssh into your server (I personally use cygwin) with
ssh -D 1080 [email protected]
and launch the Chrome proxy shortcut.

I'm sure most everyone knows how to tunnel, but the shortcuts on the desktop might be handy :)

Thanked by 1seikan

Comments

  • vldvld Member

    With opera you can just press F12 > Enable proxy servers. Easy as pie

  • lumaluma Member

    Firefox with Foxyproxy, easy to click button that allows me to select proxy or even setup rules depending on website, that way I can have certain sites use US proxy while other sites use UK Proxy etc

    Works great!

  • And in Chrome I use Proxy Switchy, is very cool.

  • I just have a shell script with the SSH details.

    Also, since Linux/Mac allows you to apply SOCKS proxy's system wide, I just go into it and activate it with one click so everything uses it.

    I heard Cgywin is awful, should be. Running UNIX on DOS seems pointless, and sorta ruins the advantages of Linux/Unix (e.g. Security, Stability, Performance)

    The Original Daniel.

  • Firefox+MM3
    easy, slick and changeable with a click on the toolbar

  • @Daniel said: I heard Cgywin is awful, should be. Running UNIX on DOS seems pointless, and sorta ruins the advantages of Linux/Unix (e.g. Security, Stability, Performance)

    But Windows isn't DOS :P.

  • @Kairus said: But Windows isn't DOS :P.

    Its the next worse thing, and based upon it.

    The Original Daniel.

  • u4iau4ia Member

    @Daniel said: I heard Cgywin is awful

    Of course, it runs under Windows :) But if you need to be in a Windows OS, it works. I initially installed it to use git, but there are a lot of other tools you can install also, like vim and nano.

  • netomxnetomx Member, Moderator

    thank you, I needed that!!

  • Use Putty as SOCKS proxy with WideCap to proxify all your traffic.

    Thanked by 1yomero
  • Or you can use proxifier (windows) to proxify all your traffic using socks/https even http

  • WilliamWilliam Member, Provider

    @Daniel said: Its the next worse thing, and based upon it.

    Not anymore since 7.

  • netomxnetomx Member, Moderator

    @proteus said: Use Putty as SOCKS proxy with WideCap to proxify all your traffic.

    Is wideCap working on 7?

  • proteusproteus Member
    edited April 2012

    @netomx I am using it on Windows 8 :) The program filter does not work but proxying works without major issues. Start PuTTY before Widecap else it would try to route your PuTTY connection through itself.

  • Interesting software that widecap o_O!

    So, it tunnels ALL the traffic via socks? Or just the TCP

  • proteusproteus Member
    edited April 2012

    @yomero It is a fork of FreeCap. Read more about it here http://www.freecap.ru/eng/?p=faq And more FAQ http://widecap.ru/en/faq

    Thanked by 1yomero
  • netomxnetomx Member, Moderator

    All of them

  • I simply use Tunnelier to open a SSH tunnel and connect it to a local port on startup on all my VM's(Made a small script) and then i simply have my proxy switchy to shuffle em in the browser.

  • With firefox, go to about:config and change

    network.proxy.socks_remote_dns;flase
    to
    network.proxy.socks_remote_dns;true

    That will stop DNS leaks when your using an SSH tunnel

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