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hey guys this is my question and i hope somebody can help me.

how can i set up a sock proxy in my server, or in servers i have access to hehehe

you know i wanna be able to set up a sock proxy at home and be able to access that SOCK proxy from school and any other place. for people who is gonna tell me to use a webproxy, a regular proxy program or anything like that thanks i already know that. however, what i do not know is how to set up a sock proxy, there are some scripts to set up webproxies; however, i wonder if there is a script or a little program to set up a sock proxy in a server.

thank you guys and have a good one

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1) ssh -D 1080 user@domain.com # Make sure the version of ssh you have

supports both SOCKS v4 and

SOCKS v5. The one I had was just v4,

and it won't work. The best way to

check is "man ssh" and see if it just

mentions SOCKS or


2) Proxy Auto-Configuration (pac) File:

This does NOT work:

function FindProxyForURL(url, host) {

if (dnsDomainIs(host, ".wherever.com"))

return SOCKS localhost:1080;


return DIRECT;


This will work: (note SOCKS5 instead of SOCKS)

function FindProxyForURL(url, host) {

if (dnsDomainIs(host, ".wherever.com"))

return SOCKS5 localhost:1080;


return DIRECT;


3) Lastly, you need to make sure that the DNS queries for machines on

the remote network get resolved on the remote-side of the ssh tunnel.

Using Firefox, open a new tab or window, and go to URL "about:config"

and change "network.proxy.socks_remote_dns" to "true".

Those were the 3 key pieces of information I wasn't able to find in a single

location, so hopefully this will do it. If the above doesn't work, let me

know because I probably just forgot some little tidbit, as I'm currently

using this very same setup right now.

For what it's worth, I did all the above using the linux Ubuntu distribution

as well as Windows XP. I'm sure it will work for MacOS as well.

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hey man thank you, i already knew that about using cygwin in xp and get a ssh server, but you know, i wanted to get something a little bit nicer, i wonder if there is a program that would install a ssh proxy in a computer without having to install cygwin. something like cgi proxy which is only a file or the php proxy would be nice. i have somr servers lolĀ  in which i would like to install a ssh proxy and be able to connect to them and then i would be able to hide my self with them.

thank you anyway man

if you know about a program for xp that does what i need please lemme know, i have found some programs but they are for linux and the severs are windows 2003 so they don't halp me lol

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