Re: Attempting my first port forwarding through SSH

ADFHAU presented the following explanation :
Ok, are you running a proxy on the localhost interface, port 8080 of
the VPS?

lets see if I got it correct...

localhost=my computer (?)

am I running a proxy on my computer? No

interface? What interface?

If not, perhaps you need to set up a dynamic map on port 5000 instead
(leave destination blank).Then putty acts as a socks server, opening
ports as required.