Many of the choices in this article's demonstration are intended to make it easy to follow, but there are relatively few real limitations. You can try out this demo yourself and extend it in many ways; for example:
- There's no limitation on using RHEL. OpenSSH can run on other flavors of Linux, and on Windows with Cygwin installed.
- There's no limitation on using Firefox. Other browsers and TCP clients can use SOCKS proxy servers. For example, Java is able to use the network libraries via a SOCKS proxy.
- OpenSSH/PuTTY isn't your only choice. Other SOCKS proxy servers are available.
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