[gobolinux-users] OpenSSH SOCKS difficulty

Paul Dann giddie at christian.net
Mon Nov 20 16:23:59 UTC 2006

Andy Feldman wrote:
> Having tested it today, I found that I can get the same "blank page"
> results if I have the proxy settings wrong in Firefox. Make sure you
> put the proxy in the SOCKS Host section of Firefox's connection
> settings rather than HTTP Proxy.

Thanks Andy, you were absolutely right, it was all in the Firefox config.

> sure it was really using the SSH tunnel for everything. If you set
> network.proxy.socks_remote_dns to true in about:config, even your DNS
> requests will be routed so people eavesdropping on your local
> connection won't be able see the domain names you are requesting.

  I'm still having trouble with DNS.  I've set
network.proxy.socks_remote_dns=true, but Ethereal clearly shows DNS
lookups going out to my router from my IP.  Am I doing something wrong?

Thanks for your time,

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