OK - I've been pulling my hair out over this for 24hrs now... I'm trying to setup an apache2 proxy server on my ubuntu VPS. So that I can SSH via Putty and access the internet through the proxy. I'm using the steps in this guide to help me: http://famvdploeg.com/blog/?p=32 Theres a few steps missing in there like having to run to get the mod_proxy to work. I have been mildly successfull in that I can open up the ssh tunnel and then firefox will bring up a blank webpage for whatever site I go to. If I close the tunnel I then get a proxy refused error. Which must mean I'm doing something right? right? Any help very much appreciated.