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Old 11-09-2009, 05:33 AM   #1
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SSH chain tunneling


Lets say i have ssh access into 3 servers (A, B, C).

I am the PC. Now how i can do a connection like this :

PC --> A --> B --> C through ssh connection?

So i can browse to the internet with the server's C ip.

Old 11-09-2009, 06:10 AM   #2
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I'm thinking someone may have a more elegant solution, but you can do it thusly:

B --> C :

ssh -D <choose_port> C

A --> B

ssh -N -f -L <port>:localhost:<port> B

PC --> A

ssh -N -f -L <port>:localhost:<port> A

Set up a SOCKS proxy on PC to localhost:<port>


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Old 11-09-2009, 07:43 AM   #3
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Thanks to your question - i felt motivated to read the entire ssh man page. it seems ssh is quite powerful and i am now looking forward to trying some things out.


Thanks also for your simple explanation.
Old 11-14-2009, 12:58 PM   #4
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Hi there I have just found this thread after posting a similar one, (oops!) and was wondering if someone could explain how I would do this via putty, and with a PC and machine A and B? Machine B, being the server thats hosting the pages I want to view.


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