This should be a simple issue to solve, but for some reason it's not working for me.
ssh vps works just fine (I use authentication keys)
I set up the tunnel with the command:
ssh -C2TNv -D 8080 vps
I then modify Firefox network settings:
- manual config
- http proxy: localhost, port: 8080
- use this proxy server for all protocols
- SOCKS v5
- network.proxy.socks_remote_dns: true
$ ssh -C2TNv -D 8080 vps OpenSSH_6.0p1, OpenSSL 1.0.1a 19 Apr 2012 debug1: Reading configuration data /home/ting/.ssh/config debug1: /home/ting/.ssh/config line 47: Applying options for vps debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh/ssh_config debug1: Connecting to vps.server.com [126.96.36.199] port 22. debug1: Connection established. debug1: identity file /home/ting/.ssh/id_rsa type 1 debug1: identity file /home/ting/.ssh/id_rsa-cert type -1 debug1: Remote protocol version 2.0, remote software version OpenSSH_5.5p1 Debian-6+squeeze1 debug1: match: OpenSSH_5.5p1 Debian-6+squeeze1 pat OpenSSH_5* debug1: Enabling compatibility mode for protocol 2.0 debug1: Local version string SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_6.0 debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT sent debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT received debug1: kex: server->client aes128-ctr hmac-md5 firstname.lastname@example.org debug1: kex: client->server aes128-ctr hmac-md5 email@example.com debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_REQUEST(1024<1024<8192) sent debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_GROUP debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_INIT sent debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_REPLY debug1: Server host key: RSA <removed> debug1: Host 'vps.server.com' is known and matches the RSA host key. debug1: Found key in /home/ting/.ssh/known_hosts:10 debug1: ssh_rsa_verify: signature correct debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS sent debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS received debug1: Roaming not allowed by server debug1: SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_REQUEST sent debug1: SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_ACCEPT received debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,password debug1: Next authentication method: publickey debug1: Offering RSA public key: /home/ting/.ssh/id_rsa debug1: Server accepts key: pkalg ssh-rsa blen 279 debug1: Enabling compression at level 6. debug1: Authentication succeeded (publickey). Authenticated to vps.server.com ([188.8.131.52]:22). debug1: Local connections to LOCALHOST:8080 forwarded to remote address socks:0 debug1: Local forwarding listening on ::1 port 8080. debug1: channel 0: new [port listener] debug1: Local forwarding listening on 127.0.0.1 port 8080. debug1: channel 1: new [port listener] debug1: Requesting firstname.lastname@example.org debug1: Entering interactive session.
I then try visiting a site using Firefox, SSH output:
debug1: Connection to port 8080 forwarding to socks port 0 requested. debug1: channel 2: new [dynamic-tcpip] debug1: channel 2: free: dynamic-tcpip, nchannels 3 debug1: Connection to port 8080 forwarding to socks port 0 requested. debug1: channel 2: new [dynamic-tcpip] debug1: channel 2: free: dynamic-tcpip, nchannels 3
Despite the proxy seemingly working, visiting any site with Firefox just returns with the error "The connection was reset".