Tuesday, November 1, 2011

ssh forward tunnel

To make this happen, the command is like below:

$ ssh -L 10022:target.local:22 middle.local
-L is for forward tunnel, 10022 is the port at localhost that we want to use, target.local is our target, 22 is the target's port that we want to forward and middle.local is our middleman server.

What the above command do is forwarding port 22 of target.local to port 10022 of localhost by using middle.local as a middleman. Once done, you can access port 22 of target.local just by SSHing into port 10022 in your localhost like below:
$ ssh localhost -p10022
and voila, you will be directed to target.local instead. This technique is useful when you have firewall blocking some ports, and you have server behind the firewall than can access those ports witth openssh installed.

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