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BU5T4 11-18-2003 11:27 AM

Starting SSH Reverse tunnelling at boot
 
Hi folks,

Im new to ssh tunneling

What i want to do is open a reverse ssh tunnel to a server from behind a firewall. i have figured out how to do this from the xterm, but what i want to do is get it to start this tunnel anytime the system reboots.

I have tried creating a script like this;

#!/bin/sh
/usr/bin/ssh -T -R 8888:localhost:80 root@www.myhost.com -g -e none &
/usr/bin/ssh -T -R 8888:localhost:80 root@www.myhost.com -g -e none &

These run fine if i start them in a terminal window but when i added them to /etc/rc.d/rc.local it doesnt work.

#!/bin/sh
#
# This script will be executed *after* all the other init scripts.
# You can put your own initialization stuff in here if you don't
# want to do the full Sys V style init stuff.

touch /var/lock/subsys/local
/home/start_ssh_tunnels

but this doesnt work.

Any ideas folks?

Cheers in advance

Tinkster 11-18-2003 02:03 PM

What are the permissions/ownerships on
the file?

Cheers,
Tink

BU5T4 11-18-2003 03:33 PM

the permissions on the sript? they are 766? i think. they are set as executable

I't doesnt matter now any way i have just opened port forwarding on my router and i can start it by ssh'ing into the box and starting it manually.

Cheers for your advice anyways

D-A


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