[CentOS] run firefox via an ssh tunnel

Thu Nov 12 12:56:15 UTC 2020
Bernstein, Noam CIV USN NRL (6393) Washington DC (USA) <noam.bernstein at nrl.navy.mil>

If the point is to access a specific web site only the remote machine can get to, you can also do it with port forwarding:
ssh -L 8000:ip_of_web_site_to_access_from_remote:443 remote_machine
and then locally run any browser, and access
(assuming it's https.  If it's plain http, use "http" and 80).  Note that you'll be breaking some aspects of https security such as man-in-the-middle protection and perhaps others, and you'll need to accept some security exceptions.

This will be useful if the point is to get to a web site only only the remote machine can connect to, but all the browser code/plugins will be the local ones.