Brent Stewart

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How to use an SSH tunnel for Chrome

First create an SSH connection using putty

  1. Open putty and select SSH and enter the address of your ssh server.
  2. Setup the SSH Tunnel in Putty (use whatever port you want to that is >1024) 
  3. Name and save your putty session

Next Setup Chrome to use the ssh tunnel

  • Right click on a Chrome shortcut and add the following to the Target field: "--proxy-server="socks5://localhost:1080"

Finally test the proxy

  • Try the new shortcut without having putty started, and then with it connected.