Download PuTTY ∞
PuTTY is the software we use here for port forwarding. Please download it following the links in Open Source and Portable SSH, SCP, SFTP and VNC Clients for Windows to Remote Control Linux.
Configure PuTTY and create a SSH tunnel ∞
First, input the username and host name as in the following figure. We use “firstname.lastname@example.org” at port 22 as the example. You can input the host only and PuTTY will ask for the username.
Second, set the dynamic port forwarding as in the following figure. Here, we use the port
8080 as the local proxy port.
After clicking “add”, you should see the configuration as in the following figure.
Last, click the “Open” button to connect to the SSH server. PuTTY will ask you for the password. After PuTTY successfully connects to the server, the SSH tunnel is ready.
You can also save your configurations as a session by going back to the “Session” window and saving the session before the last step so that your configurations can be reused and you need not to set them each time.
Configure your programs to use the proxy ∞
Now, you can configure your programs on Windows, such as Internet Explorer and Chrome to use the socks proxy:
One example configuration for Internet Explorer (Chrome also uses it) is in the following figure.