Originally Published: Thursday, 29 March 2001 Author: Tuneup Staff
Published to: tuneup_tips/Tips Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

Accelerating web browsing over a slow link

Here's a nice way to speed up web browsing over a modem : Use a compressed ssh tunnel to channel all of your traffic through a well-connected proxy server. On your modem host, run :

export http_proxy=http://localhost:3129
export ftp_proxy=http://localhost:3129
ssh -C -L 3129:proxyhost:3128 username@fasthost.net

... where "proxyhost" is the proxy server...