So I'm trying to connect to a proxy server on Linux Mint Debian. Off the bat, I can type in the proxy information in Firefox and it works fine, I google "what's my ip", and it shows the correct IP for my proxy server. However, when I try to type it into Mint's Network Proxy setting, it does not show me correct proxy ip when I look it up in google. The command I'm typing in terminal to setup the proxy is:
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ssh -D 8080 -Nf andrew@XX.XXX.XX.XX
Where the X's represent the IP address I'm trying to connect to.
In firefox, I tell it to use a SOCKS proxy with the server being local host and port 8080. And that seems to work within firefox just fine. But when I type the same information within the system settings for proxy information, it doesn't seem to use the proxy server...
Is there something I'm missing here? How can I get the system to use the proxy settings system wide? Thanks for the help.