Do I need to have a proxy server to have HTTP over SSH


I want to use HTTP over SSH since in my university most of the sites are blocked. I have my own server to which I can using SSH. What I'm doing right now is have a squid proxy run on the server on a particular port. Then connect using putty to my server via ssh and create a tunnel from a certain local port (which I will enter as proxy server in Firefox) to the squid server. So in putty the configuration is like this for the tunnel:

 source port:8080

I want to know is there any other way other than running the squid proxy on my server to tunnel the packets? Thanks.

Best Answer

well, i would just skip the whole squid part and use

% ssh -N -D 9999 user@myserver

which creates a SOCKS-proxy on localhost:9999 ...