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Old 08-14-2006, 08:46 AM   #1
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SSH port forwarding

I have 2 computers running Debian linux. I'm trying to set up ssh port forwarding so that I didn't have to run firefox over X because it is so damn slow. I am able to connect with ssh to the server which is running Tomcat. At the server I can run firefox and browse http://localhost:8080 correctly. How is it possible that when I do port forwarding, my client computer starts to load the page but it never finds it? Finally it times out.

debby ~ 20 % ssh -L
Linux machi 2.4.27-2-686 #1 Wed Aug 17 10:34:09 UTC 2005 i686 GNU/Linux

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hozec@machi:~$ channel 3: open failed: connect failed: Connection timed out


Thanks already.

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Old 08-14-2006, 04:31 PM   #2
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If it is only bound to the loopback then you'll need to use:
ssh -L 8081:

I've also obscured your IP in the post just for security.
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Thanks for reply,

Now I see the webpage but It is still not working properly. There should be xforms user interface and it doesn't show all the xforms functions right. And if I do a change in the page, it doesn't post it to the servlet as it should. This means I can not use the user interface at all.

Should I also loop something back to the server?
Old 08-15-2006, 12:59 PM   #4
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I'd take a look at the source and see if it is referncing port 8080 specifically. You might want to try using 8080 on your local machine if it isn't in use by anything else.


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