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HTTP SOCKS proxy via SSH

asked 2015-10-22 11:43:10 +0300

voulo gravatar image

Hello everyone!

I've read most questions about proxying here, but still not have clear understanding how to enable Jolla or other browser to use my proxy settings. I'm doing standard ssh -D 9999 user@ to connect my server. netstat output tells me that port 9999 on my Jolla is listening, but I can't find where to tell the browser to use it, and about:config seems not configurable at all.

Maybe I'm missing some clear decision?

Thank you in advance.

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Do you use a local proxy on the Phone or is the proxy remote on your server?

xllndr ( 2015-10-22 12:02:27 +0300 )edit

The port is on the Phone side. Usually, on desktop it's in Connection settings, like

voulo ( 2015-10-22 12:09:41 +0300 )edit


Look my question and answer works over Proxy (Iptables redirect connect)

Jfish ( 2015-10-22 14:28:01 +0300 )edit

I use it for all applications through a proxy without having to call every time proxychains. And get setup http proxy profile wifi.(proxychains an easy option if you work in the console and run the application through proxychains. I think.)

Jfish ( 2015-10-22 14:38:04 +0300 )edit

@Jfish I understood it the way, that @voulo wants to use it with the browser only. But your solution is pretty nice for useing a proxy systemwide, just like you wrote.

xllndr ( 2015-10-22 15:06:52 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-10-22 14:32:10 +0300

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If I understand you right, you want to browse the web via a SOCKS proxy. A simple way to accomplish that goal you can use "proxychains" from OpenRepos (the "Warehouse" app. There is a link in the description of that package for further instructions, if needed. But for proxychains it is simply editing the "/etc/proxychains.conf" and then start the browser via commandline with "proxychains sailfish-browser"

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