Use Your Ssh Server as a Socks Proxy
Sometimes for whatever reason you want a secure internet connection. Maybe because you distrust your local network or your network filter some traffic. Openssh is able to speak the SOCKS protocol, which does the trick.
Open you ~/.ssh/config on your local machine and add the following lines:
HostName domain.tld # replace this with your ip or domain name of your server
User myuser # replace this with your ssh login name
next connect to your server like this
This opens a socks connection on your local machine on port 1080. Now you are able to set up every application to use this proxy. These are the common required settings:
Personally I use FoxProxy Basic extension for firefox to fast setup a connection, whenever needed.