You go in a terminal, and type:
ssh -D 10806 user@host
Where user and host is your ssh account. The host computer needs to be able to reach the internet without proxy.
This command creates a SOCKS proxy on your localhost</t> on port 10806. You can then point your browser to use this proxy.
Additional notes Edit
- The above technique may also be useful if you already have an internet connection, but need to browse a private intranet where you have an ssh account.
- The <tt>ssh command is part of OpenSSH which is part of almost every GNU/Linux or BSD distribution, and also some other Unix systems and clones.
- If the ssh server at host does not allow port forwarding, then this technique does not work.