How to securely access remote content without using a VPN: Use a proxy server accessed through an SSH tunnel

There are numerous occasions that I was limited in my work because of connectivity which could not be trusted. For example;

  • I could not download large installers due to a proxy anti virus tool which manipulated downloads causing files to become corrupted.
  • I needed to visit a website to find a solution to a problem, but the local proxy server found the content offensive and disallowed me to visit the site.
  • I have stayed in (more...)