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ssh SOCKS vs. IPv6 destinations
I generally do my browsing over an ssh tunnel to somewhere not on a
wireless net, for all the obvious reasons. In the past, I've run a
squid proxy on a well-located machine, and ssh'd to it, forwarding port
3128 (or whatever) from my laptop to that proxy. In the interest of
reducing the number of moving parts I have to maintain, I tried using
ssh's built-in SOCKS proxy (the DynamicForward option in the config
file) instead. That works well for most web sites, but if the web site
has a AAAA record -- and that includes www.netbsd.org -- the connection
returns EOF immediately.
Any fixes? Work-arounds?
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb
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