Alright, played around a little bit, and came across something.
I can have W2 ssh into the Web server and use a remote tunnel
. Then W1 would ssh into the Web server using a local tunnel
to connect to the remote tunnel setup by W2. This would give W1 access to W2.
The problem is that connections are slow, even with SSH compression and tightvnc's
Also, a bigger problem is that W2 is a WinXP box, and I have to manually SSH into the Web server. Is there anything like autossh
for windows that will run as a service and maintain a tunnel? I'd use cygwin, but it would conflict with the openssh package
that I'm using.
Any comments on this method, or alternative methods would be appreciated. I'm open to using VPN
, but I'm not sure if there would be any benefits.