I'm trying to set up a SSH tunnel via Putty so I can access my router admin pages.
I have an ubuntu 12.04 machine on the local network with SSH access.
I can SSH into that ubuntu box (that sits on the same network as the router i'm trying to get to).
So this is what I'm doing for my SSH tunnel
- Create an SSH Tunnel Of Auto Location: Dynamic Port, Port Number 9999 (then clicking add)
- I see the port D9999
- I then make a connection to the remote machine with Putty (over port 22) and I log in to the remote machine.
I set the connection to socks5 proxy at localhost port 9999
Now when I try and connect to any web site in firefox it says
The proxy server is refusing connections Firefox is configured to use a proxy server that is refusing connections.
While I'm SSH'd into the remote box, I can do telnet www.google.com 80 and that connects just fine.
What am I missing?