Privacy Tunnel DNS Lookups through socks proxy when browsing

SSH SOCKS option is a great way to quickly tunnel web traffic. BUT DNS traffic is still in the clear.

SOCKS5 in Firefox can be configured handle DNS lookups by the remote (secured) end:

  • Set network.proxy.socks_remote_dns = true in about:config. A double click will flip it from false to true and you are done.

Ref: http://jaamee.wordpress.com/2009/08/16/tunnel-dns-lookups-in-socks-proxy-on-firefox/

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