Tim Jones - 2010-02-06

Hi there,

I have an ssh tunnel set up to my server at home. I bring it up using the following:

ssh -p 22 -D 1080 user@myserver.net

It works fine, and if I tell firefox to use localhost port 1080 in the connection settings I get connectivity.

What I am trying to do is use tsocks so that I can route other programs through this tunnel. I installed tsocks from the Ubuntu repositories using apt-get. I have set up the following in  /etc/tsocks.conf:

local =
local =
server =
server_port = 1080
server_type = 5

However when I run:

tsocks google-chrome   or
tsocks skype

There is no connectivity.

Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong here?

Many thanks for your help.