I have a computer at my house running Xubuntu 12.04 with an OpenSSH server, and I would like to forward all my traffic to that computer in order to access my files and folders securely over SSH. I am currently connected to this server via VPN.
My client is running Mac OS X 10.7, however the syntax for the OpenSSH client is exactly the same as Ubuntu.
What I have been doing is using Proxifier to forward all my traffic through the socks proxy, however I would like to stop using that software because it is shareware.
What I Have Done
I know that if I forward dynamically with ssh -D1080 user@host, I am able to set up my Firefox to use that dynamic forwarding port as a SOCKS proxy. I want to do this for an application that does not support a SOCKS proxy.
I know this is possible since you can tunnel a VNC connection through SSH, but I haven't figured out how to do that either.