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Company's proxy for SSH

Discussion in 'Networking' started by jrmymllr, Feb 26, 2008.

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  1. jrmymllr

    jrmymllr Thread Starter

    Feb 26, 2008
    I'm trying to use PuTTY or WinSCP to connect from my company's network to a server I have at home. They use a proxy for web access. I have already determined the proxy's IP, port, and protocol. Normally the proxy settings are determined automatically by a URL, but I set these parameters manually in Firefox and it lets me out to the Internet, so that tells me they work. By the way, it's an HTTP proxy.

    So....I put these settings into WinSCP and PuTTY and both immediately returns "403: Forbidden" or something similar. I checked my home router's log and there is no connection attempt. I tried SOCKS5, and I get no error, but it doesn't work either.

    HOWEVER, if I put my personal IP address:port into Firefox and try to connect, then check my home router's log I see a connection attempt. I also get a message on my web browser that it's the incorrect protocol (Duh). So a connection is possible, just by the wrong program!

    Any ideas on how to resolve this? We used to be prompted by the web browser for a login when accessing Internet websites, but they have changed this so we're not prompted anymore, if this helps. Also, Firefox and IE both work, so it's not locked to a specific web browser.
  2. nerdincolorado


    Jun 28, 2007
    This might mean that you haven't fwd'd the correct ports on the router though...

    But if you have done it from other connections? I would say that you still don't have the correct settings in putty for your proxy...



    P.S. Looks like you have a fun little problem...

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