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Tunnel web traffic through SOCKS proxy

I am behind a firewall on my local network. It is very restrictive and allows connections only through a few ports. Even direct ssh connections are blocked. I get around this is by editing the ssh_config file and adding the following lines: Host my_digitalocean_ip ProxyCommand proxytunnel -p 172.31.1.4:8080 -d my_digitalocean_ip:443 ServerAliveInterval 60 GSSAPIAuthentication no

Here 172.31.1.4:8080 is the local proxy that we have to connect to access the web. Now what I want to achieve is to tunnel all my web traffic through a socks proxy or any other solution that allows me to browse blocked websites. Please help.

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The easiest way to do this might be to set up an OpenVPN server on your droplet and set it up to listen on a port that is not blocked on your network. This way you wouldn’t have to do anything extra and could just open the openvpn client and establish a connection. Then all your communications would be routed through your droplet.