Access terminal and enter super user (sudo su).

Now enter the following to setup the tunnel:

ssh -D 8080 -C -N -i ~/path/to/privatekey.pem user@

Open up Firefox and carry out these steps:

1. Menu > Preferences > Advanced > Network > Settings
2. Selet ‘Manual proxy configuration:’
3. Socks Host: Port: 8080
4. OK

Check your IP using to double check the tunnel is up and running.

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