How to protect popular applications with TUVPN SSH2 Tunnels

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With the recent release of our SSH2 Tunnel technology, TUVPN is again breaking ground in the VPN industry with a new and extremely versatile tool at the disposal of our users.

In our Tutorials section, you can find all you need to get started with our SSH2 Tunnels. Firefox is the example application that we configure in our tutorials to use the SSH2 Tunnel. Let's see now how you would configure other popular applications to use our newest technology. We will configure Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera, Firefox, Skype and Filezilla.

Remember that before configuring any given application to use the tunnel you need to have it up&running!:

Windows SSH2 Tunnel Configuration

Ubuntu SSH2 Tunnel Configuration

Google Chrome

We go to Options:

TUVPN SSH VPN Chrome 1

Under the Hood option and Change Proxy Settings:

TUVPN SSH VPN Chrome 2

Select Connection tab and click on the LAN Settings on Local area network window click on Advanced:

TUVPN SSH VPN Chrome 3

 

Socks localhost and port 7070:

TUVPN SSH VPN Chrome 4

 

Go to an IP identification site (e.g. www.whatismyipaddress.com ) where you can see that your IP is now a TUVPN server IP in an entirely new location….and probably a new country!

TUVPN SSH VPN Chrome 5

 

Internet Explorer

We go to Internet Options:

TUVPN SSH VPN Internet Explorer 1

 

Select Connection tab and click on  LAN Settings:

TUVPN SSH VPN Internet Explorer 2

In Local Area Network window click on Advanced…, On Proxy Settings window we enter socks Localhost and port 7070 click OK:

TUVPN SSH VPN Internet Explorer 3

Go to an IP identification site (e.g. www.whatismyipaddress.com ) where you can see that your IP is now a TUVPN server IP in an entirely new location….and probably a new country!

TUVPN SSH VPN Internet Explorer 4

 

Opera

We go to Settings then Preferences:

TUVPN SSH VPN Opera 1

 

Select Advanced tab and go to Network on the left menu.  Click on Proxy Servers button:

TUVPN SSH VPN Opera 2

Check the Socks checkbox and enter 127.0.0.1 and port 7070. Click OK:

TUVPN SSH VPN Opera 3

 

Go to an IP identification site (e.g. www.whatismyipaddress.com ) where you can see that your IP is now a TUVPN server IP in an entirely new location….and probably a new country!

TUVPN SSH VPN Opera 4

 

Mozilla Firefox

We go to Tools and then Options:

TUVPN SSH VPN Firefox 1

 

Go to Advanced and then select the Network tab and click on Settings button:

TUVPN SSH VPN Firefox 2

 

Select Manual proxy configuration and then select Socks v5. Now we enter Socks host 127.0.0.1 and port 7070 and click OK:

TUVPN SSH VPN Firefox 3

 

Go to an IP identification site (e.g. www.whatismyipaddress.com ) where you can see that your IP is now a TUVPN server IP in an entirely new location….and probably a new country!

TUVPN SSH VPN Firefox 4

 

Skype

We go to Tools and Options:

TUVPN SSH VPN Skype 1

 

Go to Advanced tab and click on Connection, then we select Socks5 from drop down list, for host localhost and for port 7070. We click Save and restart skype to be connected through out SSH2 tunnel:

TUVPN SSH VPN Skype 2

 

Filezilla

We go to Settings:

TUVPN SSH VPN Filezilla 1

 

The go to Generic proxy, select Socks 5 and enter into Proxy host 127.0.0.1 and Port 7070.  Click OK:

TUVPN SSH VPN Filezilla 2

 

When you connect to any FTP host, check the status window and you will see that it is now routing your traffic through the proxy you have defined and so the SSH2 Tunnel:

TUVPN SSH VPN Filezilla 3


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3 Responses to “How to protect popular applications with TUVPN SSH2 Tunnels”

  1. daddy Says:

    Good stuff. Can the SSH-2 tunnels be used alongside a L2TP/IPSEC/PPTP or OpenVPN session? in my case I would like to have my usual Openvpn session running for the net and other apps but use the SSH tunnel to isolate some applications.

    Is it also possible at this stage to config openvpn via its own proxy settings tab to work with the SSH tunnel? I have tried and it does connect but then disconnects again seconds lter.

    Would be fantastic for the SSH tunels to bridge the OpenVPN application so it connects to the server (vpn) and on wards to the net.

  2. tuvpn Says:

    By now none of these options is possible due to the one session limitation. We have been long considering what to do with this but haven’t reached a consensus.

    TUVPN.COM Team

  3. daddy Says:

    I understand. Hopefully you will consider removing the one session limitation so it can become possible to cascade the SSH-2 with the OpenVPN app for more security.

    Many providers and this is no disrespect to yourselves in anyway, already offer multiple sessions to one account or unlimited.

    Perhaps limiting it to say 3 connections instead of unlimited.

    Thanks

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