Socks 5 Proxy on Ubuntu 14.04 VPS Help!

July 1, 2014 5k views


I have looked everywhere Google,YouTube etc...

But I cannot find a tutorial on how to setup a socks 5 proxy for my ubuntu vps.

Thanks everyone!

(PS I do not want a squids proxy.)

2 Answers

Take a look at Example 3 of this article on setting up SSH tunneling.

In this article, you'll learn how to create a safe, encrypted tunnel between your computer and your VPS along with how to bypass limits in a corporate network, how to bypass NAT, etc.
  • Hi Kamal,

    Correct me if am wrong? But this method needs putty open all the time?

    I want to use it without putty. Since putty does crash at times.

  • That's correct, this method needs putty to be running all the time. You can try using another SSH client, check out Comparison of SSH clients.

You can browse the web securely using a Droplet with SSH access as a SOCKS 5 proxy end point. In this tutorial we'll use a Ubuntu 14.04 Droplet as the proxy, and the Firefox web browser as the client application. By the end of this tutorial you should be able to browse websites securely through an SSH tunnel.
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