SSH Tunneling on Linux
Often times I have to use SSH Tunneling while I'm in class as my school blocks a lot of connections. Furthermore, it's a technical college so there's probably always someone running wireshark so another step in protecting yourself is to use SSH Forwarding.
dave@vostro:~$ ssh -D 8080 [user]@[host/IP]
Then, set your browsers network settings to use a proxy SOCKS5 and set to localhost using port 8080. Now check your IP address and it should be that of the server you are connected to (http://www.ipgiver.com).