Quickie: Proxy via SSH

On a cloud server, I installed tinyproxy: # pacman -S tinyproxy
And then ran it with default settings (listens on 8888): # tinyproxy

On the local machine I established an SSH connection with port forwarding: ssh -v -L 4747:localhost:8888 -p 443 [email protected]

Explained: SSH shall be verbose, listen on 4747 and forward all recevied traffic across the tunnel to localhost:8888 which is established with remotehost.com on port 443 for the user jack.

Next up, I configured Firefox to use 127.0.0.1:4747 as the proxy for all traffic.

Tada! Simple as that.