Thursday, January 13, 2011

Simple Stupid Linux Tricks ssh port forwarding

At work I'm firewalled in, and I'm on a linux server...however they allow traffic over port 22. So it's really easy to get to meebo. You can do this with most sites, however if they require more than one port you'll need a more complex solution.

I fire up cygwin and type this in.(You can use any ssh client though)

ssh -L -N

ssh creates a tunnel from me to wereboobs, which the proxy doesn't care about to meebo which the proxy does(ironic, no?). So now if I type localhost:8888 into my browser I can get to meebo without going through the web proxy. Bonus...the web traffic from meebo is encrypted until it reaches wereboobs.

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