Proxy traffic through an ssh tunnel

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Proxy traffic through an ssh tunnel

Post by Master of Reality » Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:39 am

Hello again,
I'm trying to get all my outbound traffic to go through an ssh tunnel, but I can't find out how (and i'm sure its simple)

I've setup an ssh tunnel with

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ssh -fNT -D 9000 jason@myserver.com
and then I set the http_proxy environment variable to it would proxy all http traffic

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export http_proxy="http://127.0.0.1:9000"
but I also need non-http traffic to go through this tunnel (a database connection to be specific)

Is there another env variable to set for a proxy, or do I need to play with ip forwarding and iptables?

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Post by Master of Reality » Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:06 pm

meh. I've given up on this method of accessing the server -- I wanted to use a GUI db client, but I'm just sshing in and playing with the command-line interactive client.

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