How to proxy almost everything over an SSH tunnel

A. Open the tunnel

  1. ssh $HOST -CD 8080

B. Install tsocks

0) aptitude install tsocks 0) edit /etc/tsocks.conf 00) comment out the "path { ... }" part 00) change the server settings to:

    server = 127.0.0.1
    server_type = 4
    server_port = 8080

C. Proxy applications through the tunnel

  1. tsocks gaim

Note:

It doesn't work for gpg --send-keys and gpg --recv-keys. For that, a solution is on ["NetworkingInHEL"]


Enrico Zini