I did my best to search through google and past mailing list threads but couldn't find what I needed. I have two separate topics to discuss.
First, if you have an SSL encrypted stream via proxytunnel and are SSHing through that tunnel, is it necessary to encrypt via SSH? Doesn't encrypting twice reduce throughput? If SSH encryption is not necessary is it possible to turn off?
Second, I am wanting to make my network traffic look like true https web traffic as opposed to the SSH connection it really is. I'm using Putty to create a socks proxy and thus surf restricted websites from work (for legitimate work purposes that I won't bore you with). My question is which of the switches -e -E or -X should I use? I want to make sure everything is encrypted from the initial connection in Putty on my work computer to the corporate proxy server and continuing on to my home iMac. I thought I should be using -E for this purpose but I get an error, I can connect okay with -e, and don't believe -X is right for my purposes.
If it's of any importance, I have stunnel 4.27 running on my iMac at home on port 443 which is redirecting traffic to the sshd on port 22. I appreciate any insight or assistance that can be offered :)