I have the ssh client on my Mac set up to connect using a certificate to a remote linux server.
I'm trying to get my browser to surf through the remote server using a local ssh socks proxy.
The command I issue is the simple:
ssh -D 9999 firstname.lastname@example.org
When I change my Firefox proxy settings to localhost on port 9999 (for all protocols), pages load completely blank with no error message or hint what is going wrong.
However, if I change the system's proxy settings (through system preferences->network->advanced->proxies) to SOCKS 5 with localhost and port 9999, Safari can surf perfectly via the remote server.
Any ideas what's the problem and how I can get Firefox to work properly in this setup?