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Proxy using SSH tunnel

Quick 'n dirty way of setting up a SOCKS5 proxy through an SSH tunnel.

ssh -D 8080 user@username@sshd_server

In our case, we may want to use one of the lariat-gateway machines as the SOCKS5 proxy server:

ssh -D 8080 lariat-gateway.fnal.gov

If you are using Firefox, go to the advanced preferences pane:

Click on the "Settings..." button under the "Connection" category and this should pop up:

Select "Manual proxy configuration" and use 127.0.0.1 for the SOCKS host and 8080 for the port. Make sure that "SOCKS v5" is selected!