At my work, I am behind proxy which allows only http/https connections. All other ports are blocked. I read about http tunnelling/socks etc. I tried configuring putty to be run as http tunnel. However, the tunnel software does not seem to connect. If I have to run a tunnel client, should the destination server be running a tunner server or something like that? To connect through ssh is not possible since port 22 is also blocked. Help!
u need another computer on the Internet to act as server, not the same computer behind proxy.
You can set up a tunnel on your home internet connection if it's fast enough (most will give an adequate speed).... I forget exactly how to do this, but its worth a try before going over to the online tunnels you have to pay for.
Ok, I was kindof thinking that just a ssh client is enough for creating a tunnel. Apparently I was wrong. There should be a sshd running somewhere which allows port forwarding. I can't setup one at home computer since the speed is horrible and I won't be keeping it up all time. Are there any ssh shell account providers which listen at port 443 and free? I googled a bit, but not much luck.
You can host a php like proxy if all you are doing is viewing blocked web pages.
talk to your system administrator?