05 Jun, 2008
I have yet to set up OpenVPN and making it work with NetworkManager (this is planned some time after I install FreeWRT on the router) so I have naturally been a bit hesitant to connect to unsecured wireless networks. It turns out there is an easy way to secure your connection with tools already installed, SSH:
Then I found that
sshhas a really nifty
-Doption to implement a SOCKS5 proxy. Therefore all I needed to do was
ssh -D localhost:8080 remote.boxand then setup Firefox to use
localhost:8080as a SOCKS proxy server.
Thank you Ian Wienand for sharing this useful tip!