HOW TO: Proxy Firefox through SSH


  1. PuTTY on local machine
  2. Remote host running OpenSSH

1. Create a new PuTTY session

Run PuTTY and create a new session in PuTTY to connect to the remote host that is running OpenSSH. Fill in the hostname, the port (usually 22), make sure SSH is checked, give it a session name and hit Save.

2. Configure a secure tunnel

HOW TO: Password-less SSH login

Steps to create a password-less SSH login

These commands are executed on linux or on a pseudo-linux environment, like cygwin. It will not work under Windows.