I have configured a SOCKS ssh tunnel to a remote proxy, and set my Firefox to use
localhost:<port> as a SOCKS proxy. My intention is to tunnel outgoing HTTP/S connections from my machine via a specific 3rd party server I own (on AWS).
In my testing, HTTP UTLs are forwarded properly (e.g. when I access http://jsonip.com/ from my computer I do get the server's IP)
However, whenever I try to reach an HTTPS address, I get this error:
The proxy server is refusing connections
How do I debug/fix it?
My PUTTY tunnel config is simply (some random source port number +
P.S. I'm aware I might need to manually accept SSL certificates. The reason I'm doing this is to resolve problems using gmail as an outbound SMTP service.