SSH Socks for MacOS

Setup the Tunnel

Open the Terminal app from Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal

ssh -D 8181 -N -p 443

The Details

  • 8181: is the localport you want to open a socks proxy to configure in your network applications.
  • 443: is the remote port that our server is listening on - available in the server list in our members area
  • username: is your VPNSecure members username
  • is the individual server you want to connect to - you can find a list in our members area under "servers"

Using the SSH Tunnel

Once you hit enter you will be prompted to enter your VPNSecure password & will then connect to the SSH tunnel. Once connected you just need to configure your browser or internet applications to use this tunnel, connecting to server with the local port you chose.