I use a RB 450G as my main router at home with RouterOS 3.23 and I'd like to use its socks proxy server through the ssh management interface. The typical scenario is using my home network as a proxy for firefox when I'm away from home, without having to leave the socks proxy server open to the public internet.
- I enabled the socks server on port 1080 and denied all connections from everywhere except 127.0.0.1.
- I connect to the router with this command:
ssh -L5555:127.0.0.1:1080 admin@router
- and configure firefox to use localhost:5555 as a socks v4 proxy.
The proxy works briefly with google and a few other small pages but the ssh connection disconnects as soon as I load a more complicated page. Maybe the ssh server on RouterOS doesn't like to tunnel too much data? Is there any way to fix this?