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Generally I use this command to create a local Socks proxy via SSH Tunneling

ssh -ND 7777 -i google.pem ubuntu@107.20.x.x

Then i configure my applications to use Socks proxy on localhost (i.e. )

And it works as expected.

I recently came across a Gnome Application, Gnome SSH Tunnel Manager, also available in the repositories as gstm. GSTM has more features which I need, like Auto Restart and Auto connect on Start up

I am unable to use it as per my requirement.

Here's my GSTM setup:

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And the ports on the server I'm trying to connect to:

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Ehmm where is the question? Could you provide more info? – pl1nk Jun 13 '12 at 8:25
Hey, thanks. I edited the question – BigSack Jun 13 '12 at 8:30
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You're setting up the redirection incorrectly. To get the SOCKS proxy you need to set up a dynamic redirect -- just one different click (see screenshot). You just need to set the port you want to use on localhost (here, 8888), and leave the remaining as is (n/a).

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Thanks, Worked as charm! – BigSack Jun 13 '12 at 8:34
I was just going to do it, system pulled me back. I has some time limit. – BigSack Jun 13 '12 at 8:44
No, ath9k is still pending. I managed to change reg domain.But it reads it from EPPROM and therefore i can't override it. I need to patch drivers to override that. – BigSack Jun 13 '12 at 8:47
Thanks. Re ath9k I think you need to rebuild the crda package after modifying the source. I will try to answer that soon. – izx Jun 13 '12 at 8:52
Do you also own same card? I tried to do CRDA, but it is also not working for me or may be i just did it wrong. – BigSack Jun 13 '12 at 9:14

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