I’ve been having trouble connection to a few of my clients FTP servers while I’ve been freelancing in China. So I looked around for a simple way to proxy my FTP connections. If you have a linux/mac server you can proxy through it. I used my Free Amazon EC2 Server.
All you need to do is run this on your local box.
ssh -D 9999 ##HOSTNAME##
Then in ftp client instruct it to use a SOCK5 server
It’s that easy!
Btw, you can do this on windows almost as easy, you just need to use Putty for the ssh command part. Checkout this nice blog post from Chris Swan for information about using Putty.