ssh reverse tunnel

Rick Bilonick rab at
Tue Jul 1 16:26:37 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-06-30 at 17:58 -0400, Rick Bilonick wrote:

> I just checked - I was wrong. The ssh tunnel connection to home doesn't
> time out. What timed out was just a regular ssh connection (that I was
> using to test the reverse tunnel). I'm not sure why the regular one
> timed out but the reverse tunnel did not (but I'm not complaining).
> Thanks.
> Rick B.

It took a few minutes of reading the man page for sftp, but it turns out
it's quite easy to do this also with sftp:

# From home to firewalled server with user "server" 
# and port 2022 forwarded
> sftp -oPort=2022 server at localhost

Rick B.

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