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Old 03-07-2008, 12:04 PM   #1
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putty and trying hard to connect to a linux server

hello everyone,
i have been trying to set up internet from my mobile phone.. and through that from my laptop - which is connected to the mobile phone..
the question is not directly linux-related, however, i have come to appreciate the extended knowledge of the linux users so this is exactly what i seek now.

on the mobile phone (a nokia 6300) i have configured a WAP internet connection, which is realised by connecting to a proxy server...

if i want to have an internet connection from my laptop, i have to add proxy settings to firefox configuration pages... an LAN IP and a PORT #...if i do, i get mobile gprs internet on my laptop... (its not perfect - some of the webpages can't be loaded, but it will suffice for now).

my problem is with putty and trying to connect to my linux server. if i add the proxy settings to putty config screen, i get a 403 forbidden message...
i presume the proxy server of my mobile phone provider has closed access to all ports and only allows http data through the proy port... am i right...

my home server listens in some high port, not on 22... so i presume they have clsoed everything...
still is it possible that i can search for any other open port using nmap or smth? also is t possible to setup a proxy on my laptop and redirect ssh traffic to to a random local proxy port and through that to the MSP proxy, so i can have ssh allowed through???

any ideas and / or guides would be highly appreciated
thank you in advance for your help
Old 03-14-2008, 05:26 PM   #2
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"i have configured a WAP internet connection, which is realised by connecting to a proxy server"

Proxy servers do not tend to support the ssh protocol. So, there is no hope to connect to your ssh server, if the internet is only accessible through the proxy.

You may succeed, however, if you can setup a https tunnel between the two endpoints. It requires installation of the necessary software at both ends. I never did it myself, and so I do not know what software can do it. Some googling might help..


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