Essentially I would like to set-up a proxy for
YIM!. The reason for this is my office is within a shared office block with other companies, thus meaning the main office is blocking certain connections.
Instead of going to the MD and going through the paper-work, I thought I could create a SOCKS proxy. My problem is that, regardless of what i've done the connection is still not working.
I have my local machine running
ssh -D 10001 myserv (Where
myserv is configured as a host inside
/etc/ssh/ssh_config only defining the
localhost: Ubuntu Desktop 13.04
myserv: Ubuntu Server 10.11
I've installed pidgin and configured it to use a SOCKS proxy. The configuration is set to:
I have provided no credentials which didn't work, I then provided them and still no luck.
- My first question is what is the difference between SOCKS, SOCKS4 and SOCKS5?
- In regards to my firewall, do I need to open any outgoing ports on my