HTTP Tunnel in SLES 9 for SSH/SFTP, how to?
Hope some of you guys/girls can help me out with a problem that I have.
What I need to do is to get a SLES 9 server connect to a UK banks SSH/SFTP server over the public Internet to download bank statement data. But due to network restrictions, port 22 is closed and the only way to get out to the Internet is through an HTTP proxy server.
Now I know I could use something like Corkscrew to create the tunnel, which I have proved it works, but I am not allowed to install it in our production environment.
Netcat could be a possibility, but I have not manage to figure out how to get this working with the version of Netcat which ships with SLES 9. NC would do the job with its -X switch, but NC is not part of SLES 9.
Any help would be grately appriciated. Oh and opening port 22 on the firewalls is not an option and no desktop is installed on the server.
Thanks in advance