Configuring Firefox 2.0 to use an SSH SOCKS Proxy Server

You can configure the Firefox 2.0 browser to use a SOCKS proxy server by the which has been set up via SSH with the following steps:

  1. Click on Edit.
  2. Select Preferences.
  3. Click on Advanced at the top of the window.
  4. Click on the Settings button.
  5. Select Manual Proxy Configuration.
  6. Type, which is the "loopback" address for your client system, in the SOCKS Host field.
  7. Put the port number you selected in the Port field, e.g. 1080, if that is the port you selected.
  8. Specify the Socks v5 protocol.
  9. Remove everything from the No Proxy for field so that it is blank.
  10. Click on OK.
  11. Click on Close to close the Firefox Preferences window.

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