Tag Archive: SSH

SSH: On the fly port forwarding.

[Post Updated] Once inside an SSH session, you may realize that you need to reach another box via the local port redirect (-L 1234:192.168.0.5:23 for example). Most people think you need to kill your SSH session to add a new -L option, then reinitiate the SSH session; this is NOT true. You can open an …

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The poor man’s SSH server, complete with DNS redirects.

For years I’ve been using SSH (redirecting local ports to IPs within range of the SSH server) as a poor man’s version of a VPN. It’s more convenient for me and also, my VPN server manufacturer doesn’t have a proper VPN client for linux <smirk>. Of course when running Windows in a VM, I get …

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Helpful SSH commands: Part 1

I use many of these commands quite often. They’re immensely helpful when one wants to do a lot of remote work on a computer, or simply access resources on a remote machine (Linux or otherwise). (FYI: OpenSSH may be installed on Windows machines if anyone does not have a home Linux box to receive SSH sessions, and may …

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SSHFS HowTo

A few years ago, mounting remote filesystems between linux boxes was a mystery to me. I wrote this little HowTo to help others who are trying to mount files between two systems over a network when you want a secure, encrypted tunnel for all transfers between the two systems. In another page I will discuss …

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SSHsplit – A utility to multiplex ssh dynamic tunnels

Source: The Original Developer. (Launchpad link): A dynamic tunnel SSH multiplexer. When heavily using a Dynamic SSH tunnel, this application will open concurrent SSH tunnels to multiplex the load. This is useful when using torrent connections locally, or when using your computer to share internet access via the dynamic proxy. To install on Ubuntu Karmic: …

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SSHMenu – Like Putty, but for Gnome!

I generally prefer SSH’ing to hosts from the CLI (Command Line Interface) though there are times when a GUI is preferable, especially when there’s a variety of settings specific to each session that might be desired. SSHMenu is much like Putty, in that you can set up individual address book style destinations to SSH into, …

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