Monday, June 8, 2009

Your firewall does not like ...

... or any other non-80 service on the web

No problem, if you can access a server which is not submitted to the same access restrictions here is one solution.

First make the service hostname to resolve as localhost in your system editing /etc/hosts so its first line looks like:

{{{    localhost


That done, you can setup an secure ad-hoc tunnel with SSH in a terminal.


ssh <username>@<server> -L -N


You can put that in a script and run it for you session OR if you like GUI apps, try installing gstm (read more).





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1 comment:

Oskar said...

Thanks for the tip, it worked great.