[ILUG] ssh cleverness?
conall+ilug at conall.net
Fri Mar 31 19:55:30 IST 2006
On Fri, Mar 31, 2006 at 05:45:53PM IST, bobb
<bobb at redbrick.dcu.ie> incoherently babbled:
> Frankly I've _never_ found it usefull, its _always_ annoying.
> If I run firefox on a remote machine, its because I want to run firefox
> on the remote machine _not_ on the local machine.
Personally, I find using locally installed Firefox and a dynamic SSH
tunnel much more responsive.
Simply configure Firefox to use host "localhost" and port
"$dynamic-ssh-tunnel-port" and remove all other explicit proxy settings
(ie HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, WAIS, etc).
Then you're effectively created a (non-caching) proxy through your ssh
session to the remote node, so all your web traffic is routed through
the remote node.
Handy for accessing places that check for certain IPs, (intranets,
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