OS X SSH proxy

Tiger OS: Attention To Detail
Something I’ve been looking for on OS X for quite a while now is anonymity at work. If you notice, ssh is a new version (OpenSSH_3.8.1p1, OpenSSL 0.9.7b 10 Apr 2003). With this version, you can now use the SOCKS proxy feature.

Still lost?

Go to System Preferences, then to the Network pane.
Select your active network connection and go to “Proxies”.
Select the SOCKS proxy and enter localhost and port 8001
Now, in Terminal, ssh to your home network, or another network where you have a shell where they don’t snoop into what you’re viewing with your web browser. Use:

ssh -D 8001 user@remotehost

Once you have the connection up, open Safari and you can browse any web site you want, even if your company blocks the site.