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SSH tunneling with firefox

from a terminal window:

ssh user@<<ssh server>>.com -D 9000

in firefox:

go to preferences:advanced:network:Connection Settings

This will pipe all web traffic through a secure ssh tunnel, and allow access to local web resources from firefox.

Of course you want to disable that firefox setting if you’re not connected to the tunnel.

There is a firefox addon called Quickproxy that allows you to activate/deactivate the proxy settings with a button push:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1557/

And sshmenu has a great interface for quickly connecting to remote sites.

http://sshmenu.sourceforge.net/

SSHMenu Screenshot

sudo apt-get install sshmenu sshmenu-gnome

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