TunnelerX - Run a single SSH tunnel from your menu bar, to securely re-route HTTP traffic to a remote proxy server
Version: 0.9.5TunnelerX is an application for Mac OS X to let you run a single SSH tunnel from your system menu bar, to securely re-route HTTP (web browsing) traffic to a remote proxy server.
Operating System: Mac OS X
If you have ever had to run one of the following commands in a little Terminal window in the corner of your screen, then this application is for you:
· ssh -N -L 8123:localhost:8123 email@example.com
· ssh -N -D 8123:localhost firstname.lastname@example.org
Tunneling is useful for those stuck behind firewalls that block or otherwise prohibit visiting large numbers of sites on the Intarwebs, or perhaps watch your traffic a little too closely for comfort. Common scenarios are living in countries with national firewalls or office environments.
This method of circumventing those restrictions has the following requirements:
· You have to have an SSH-accessible account on a server outside of your network somewhere, and you must be proficient enough with unix to set up password-less login for that remote account.
· That remote server must either be:
· Running a full proxy server of some sort that allows access from localhost
· Running a recent (in the last 2 years or so) version of SSH that supports the -D flag for SOCKS5 proxy support.
· You must have set up password-less login for your local machine to that remote machine.
· Enough RAM to boot your computer
· 1MB of disk space.