At work, my company has lately gone crazy and has started blocking all the sites (Almost all, facebook, gtalk, picasa, hotmail, gmail etc etc).
But, I have observed that they allow any outbound SSH and I have a Linux machine @home to which I am able to SSH without any problem. So, now I am thinking of using SSH tunneling to divert my traffic via my Linux machine at home to get access to places from which I am now barred from. :)
THis is what I have done till now, 1) Have set up Squid proxy server at home and is running on port 3128 (default port). 2) Have a linux machine at office from which I can SSH to my home. 3) Set the linux_machine_at_office as proxy in my browser.
I logged into Office Linux machine and I tried to establish tunnel using the following command, but it doesn't seem to be working.
ssh username@HOME_IP_ADDRESS -L 2011:HOME_IP_ADDRESS:3128
username => My User name on my machine @home HOME_IP_ADDRESS => Ip adrress of Linux machine @home
In firefox, I changed proxy address to Office_Linux_machine and port to 2011, but its not working.
I even I tried to telnet to office_linux_machine on port 2011, and hoped it to land me on Squid server @home, but connection is failing here too...
So I was wondering if availability of outbound Is there something wrong in my command?
Thank you :)