SSH tunnel

The following created an SSH tunnel from my local desktop port 8181 to a remote server port 8181 on which Squid was running so I could point my browser to local port 8181 and the web browsing traffic would be sent over an encrypted connection:

ssh -f -N -q -L 8181:localhost:8181

  • -f tells ssh to go into the background (daemonize).
  • -N tells ssh that you don’t want to run a remote command. That is, you only want to forward ports.
  • -q tells ssh to be quiet
  • -L specifies the port forwarding

For more handy tunnelling commands see:


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