Do you want to tunnel your traffic to a secure server out on the internet cause you don’t trust your local lan? Or do you want to have a public ip address that is from another country? You can actually do their pretty easily if you happen to have a server with SSH installed plus putty.
You can download putty here.
The first thing you need to do is change some setting in your /etc/ssh/sshd_config file. You need to change the following :
You to uncomment that setting so it is enabled. (In other words remove the pound or tic tac toe looking sign from the beginning)
The next thing you need to do is open up your putty and add the tunnel to your connection for the server you want to use.
Add the source port of 8080 (or whatever port you want ) and add the destination of 127.0.0.1 which is the loopback ip. Then just click on add. Once you have those 2 pieces of information in go ahead and connect to your server.
To actually go ahead and use this proxy open you favorite browsers network settings.
Enjoy your new proxy!