Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking
User Name
Linux - Networking This forum is for any issue related to networks or networking.
Routing, network cards, OSI, etc. Anything is fair game.


  Search this Thread
Old 08-11-2005, 10:40 AM   #1
Registered: Mar 2005
Posts: 41

Rep: Reputation: 15
SSH Tunnel - need some help on this

Here's the situation. I have recently ditched Windows and gone to using Linux full time at home (Suse 9.3 Pro). However, I get calls every now and then at home that will require me to log onto the network at work to run an application to fix a problem. In Windows, I was using the Nokia Secure Connector to VPN in to my network at work. However, I can't find anything that I could use in Linux to get that accomplished. I have gotten the application setup and running under Wine. But, the obvious problem is that I cannot connect to work.

SSH isn't being blocked by the corporate firewall, so I'm needing to setup a SSH Tunnel on a machine I have here at work (Mandriva 10.1).

My question is can anyone point me to a document that breaks down what I need to do is very basic steps, or has the time to explain it to me on here?

I'm assuming I would need to forward all SSH requests on the router here to the Mandriva machine? Once that happens, what would I need to do on the Mandriva machine, and what would I need to setup on my Suse machine at home to allow me to "log onto" the network?

I can use Putty to connect to that Mandriva machine while I'm in the office, so I know some form of SSH is running on it. I just need someone to help me get this started.

Old 08-11-2005, 12:34 PM   #2
Registered: Jun 2001
Location: UK
Distribution: Gentoo, RHEL, Fedora, Centos
Posts: 43,417

Rep: Reputation: 1982Reputation: 1982Reputation: 1982Reputation: 1982Reputation: 1982Reputation: 1982Reputation: 1982Reputation: 1982Reputation: 1982Reputation: 1982Reputation: 1982
well firstly there appears to be a linux ssl client more than readily available from Nokia, how this works and where you actually get it from i wouldn't know, back to your vendor or such. Additionally an existing SSL client may well work with the VPN concentrator or firewall on the server side. So primarily i'd encourage you to explore a formal solution but....

SSH tunnels are normally created client side and so you'd want to be able to point your ssh client on linux at a port on a remote firewall that will either forward you to the box itself or another suitable box. in terms of actually setting it up, the puTTY docs give a nice friendly guide on what tunneling is, just ignore the puTTY / Windows specific stuff: and also a number of other docs help you understand what tunneling is all about:

Seems that it is also possible to set up a server initiated tunnel though, which means that you should preumably have much less problems with firewalling as such, as you say you can already reach your home machine from work. have a look here, may be all you need to know... It ends up being a little cryptic, but the benefits are huge for a minute overhead.
Old 08-11-2005, 02:10 PM   #3
Registered: Mar 2005
Posts: 41

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks for your reply man. I certainly appreciate it.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I need to tunnel X via ssh... is there a command? Thaidog Linux - Newbie 1 09-29-2004 01:58 PM
ssh tunnel crep Linux - Networking 2 08-25-2004 08:24 PM
ssh tunnel TroelsSmit Linux - Software 2 04-30-2004 03:30 PM
Ssh Tunnel tinaa Linux - Software 7 07-29-2003 07:52 PM
SSH tunnel? tarballedtux Linux - Networking 3 04-09-2002 03:52 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:20 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration