Sorry for pushing this thread back up, but I was wondering...
I heard that the main difference between an HTTP proxy vs a SOCKS proxy is that the DNS requests are done through the SSH tunnel when using the HTTP proxy but are done locally on the network when using SOCKS.
Hi dpg, I tried to follow you instructions in the sited post:
You don't need tinyproxy or any other software to proxy http (or many other protocols, for that matter). Just configure the putty ssh session from the remote site to your router to do dynamic forwarding:
connection->ssh->tunnels, put 1080 in "source port", select "dynamic" radio button and click "add"
Then configure firefox to use a socks proxy at port 1080.
[browser configuration -> only fill out SOCKS-host, all others must be empty]
but it is not working for me. Which version of SOCKS should I choose in FireFox (4 or 5)? Will this also work for IE or do I need to add SOCKS support to Windows somehow?