Sponsoring FreeBSD

Chad Perrin perrin at apotheon.com
Thu May 28 20:03:07 UTC 2009

On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 09:47:04PM +0200, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> >>
> >>Actually it's known to render poorly in a lot of browser configurations:
> >>http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=www/91539
> >
> >My only problem has been that the FreeBSD site won't load if I'm using an
> >SSH proxy (even though both the local machine and the proxy machine are
> >FreeBSD systems, ironically).
> could you please tell how do you set up ssh proxy for that?
> while i don't use ssh proxy that way, i really see no reason why it may 
> not work.

on client, from shell prompt:

    ssh -D 8080 -p <port> <IP address>

on client, in Firefox, under Advanced > Network > Connection Settings:

    select "Manual proxy configuration:"
    set SOCKS Host:
    set Port:  8080
    select "SOCKS v5"

Aside from a nonstandard port, the server machine's OpenSSH configuration
is basically default.  There is a firewall/router between the server
machine and the ISP.  The ISP is Comcast.

Using the proxy, trying to reach freebsd.org just gives me a blank page
and (Untitled) in the Firefox tab.

Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ]
Quoth Larry Niven: "That's the thing about people who think they hate
computers. What they really hate is lousy programmers."
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