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Old 01-03-2013, 12:20 AM   #1
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Angry Need Help configuring SSH -N -L, trying to configure ubuntu VM to connect to DSL (Damn small linuxVM

Sorry I am such an idiot. I hate to burden you all with my stupid question but:

I am trying to configure a ubuntu VM to connect to a DSL VM (which is acting as a firewall) which is connected to TOR so my ubuntu VM can access tor. I have configured firefox http and ssl proxies as such:, port 8118 and my socks proxy as and port 9050. I chose because it is going through this machine.

I am running oracle vm virtual box and have configured my ubuntu vm to go to internal network.

the commands i ran in my dsl (damn small linux) vm were

i chose a password

ifconfig eth1

done, i snapshotted this and run this when connecting second vm
I entered these commands in rootshells-transparent
I also started ssh, so don't worry

sudo bash
ifconfig eth0
ssh -N -L 9050: root@
it asked yes/no, i said yes then entered password, this connection seemed to work

(in another tab)
sudo bash
ssh -N -L 8118: root@

but I get

Channel 2: open failed: connect failed: connection timed out

this is when I go to

what I am doing wrong?


sorry i am a noob

if you need more detail I can give it.

thanks again, totalnoob22

Last edited by totalnoob22; 01-03-2013 at 12:22 AM.
Old 01-06-2013, 07:10 PM   #2
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I have configured firefox http and ssl proxies as such:, port 8118 and my socks proxy as and port 9050. I chose because it is going through this machine.
.. I'm not sure this is correctly configured - which machine did you configure firefox on and which machine is "this machine" ?


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