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I often use an SSH tunnelling on my computer, using a SOCKS proxy.

ssh -D 1234 example.com

However, this only accepts local connections. I would like other systems on my network to be able to use the proxy on my computer as well.

How can I achieve this? If SSH doesn't have an option itself I imagine it might be possible to have a program proxy the proxy on a different port, but I don't know if there are any common tools to do this.

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Tell it to bind to an external address instead of localhost.

ssh -D 192.168.0.123:1234 example.com
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Or you can use ssh -D "*:1234" example.com to bind to all addresses. –  Gordon Davisson Apr 30 '11 at 18:48
    
I found that last comment super useful! –  jnthnclrk Mar 18 '13 at 18:08

You would have to enable routing on your host and set up a routing protocol, such as RIP. Basically, you have to act like a router and the other hosts have to have routing entries to get to the network on the other side (which is hopefully not a duplicate RFC1918 network).

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The users just have to enter your proxy server's IP address... no routing required. –  mehaase May 1 '11 at 1:36
    
@mehaase You are confused. And what will the proxy server do with it then? How will the users reach other networks? –  Keith May 1 '11 at 1:42
    
Through the proxy? Isn't that the whole point? ssh -D acts as a SOCKS proxy, not just a point-to-point tunnel. It's application aware. –  mehaase May 1 '11 at 1:51
    
Actually the question is confusing. I saw the tunneling, which is different from proxying. To share an IP tunnel is no different than routing through a point to point link. –  Keith May 1 '11 at 4:42

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