I have been looking into utilities which enable tunneling (SSH or otherwise) through an HTTP proxy:
I've not actually ever used any of them, though. It is not clear to me how these differ in terms of how they actually set the tunnel up. I'm interested both in the simpler case of HTTP and the more complex case of HTTPS.
I do know that httptunnel has two complementing components, one being a server-side perl script, while corkscrew and proxytunnel are only client-side IIANM. Still, the details of how the tunnel is set up escape me.