How to create SSH Proxy Tunnel with PuTTY

Standard

Configuring PuTTY

  1. Fire up the client and enter the hostname and port
  2. Type in a title under Saved Sessions and press Save
  3. On the left side, go to Connection->SSH->Tunnels
  4. In Source Port enter 8080 (this can be configured to be whatever you want, just remember it)
  5. Choose the Dynamic radio button under Destination
  6. Press Add, you should then see D8080 in the box above
  7. Go back to Session on the left side and then press Save to save the changes

SOCKS Proxy

To utilize the tunnel to its full benefit, you need to set up a SOCKS proxy in your browser. Will describe how to use the Proxifier. It works for all Windows applications.

  1. Download Proxifier.
  2. Go to the Profile -> Proxy Servers
  3. Click Add…
  4. Enter localhost in the Address box
  5. Enter 8080 in the Port box
  6. Check SOCKS Proxy and make sure the SOCKS v5 radio is checked
  7. Press Ok to save

enjoy it… ;)