I'm living in a student residence, which has a proxy blocking a high number of things. I have a (virtual) private server, running with ubuntu 12.04 LTS, with an openssh server.
I have configured a tunnel on my laptop (Windows 7 64bits) with putty: Connection>>SSH>>Tunnels and I added a new forwarded port: Dynamic on port 8080. I use this port with my programs (Firefox etc.) in Socks5 mode and it does bypass my residence proxy well! (Actually I even use proxifier in order to set my tunnel or the original proxy at will).
My problem is that I would want to be able to use this tunnel with my iPhone (and later my PS3). I'm able to put those on the same wireless network using the adhoc wifi networks with windows 7. What I tried to do is to set the proxy of my iphone to be the ip address of my laptop on the network and the port to be 8080. But it does not work. I'm sure the ip address of the laptop is correct because I can access my laptop http server.
Is my approach ok ? Or could it be a firewall problem ?
Thank you for reading my issue!