Configuring Mozilla 1.7 to use an SSH SOCKS Proxy Server

You can configure the Mozilla 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 the "+" next to Advanced under Category to expand it.
  4. Click on Proxies.
  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 v4 protocol.
  9. In the No Proxy for field, you can leave localhost, but you must remove the comma after it and the You can actually remove everything from that field, if you wish, but you must remove the, since you are establishing the proxy connection through that address.
  10. Click on OK.

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