Detecting SSH tunnels on a linux firewall

Matthew Walker rorith at
Fri Jan 12 13:12:30 MST 2007

On Fri, January 12, 2007 1:09 pm, Matthew Walker wrote:
> On Fri, January 12, 2007 1:06 pm, Matthew Walker wrote:
>> On Fri, January 12, 2007 1:03 pm, Troy Bowman wrote:
>>> Actually, you don't even need squid on the other end.  All you need is
>>> to make ssh use its DynamicForward:
>>> $ ssh -N -f -D 1080 remotehost
>>> And, bam! I have a socks5 proxy tunnel from your localhost to the
>>> remotehost.  Any application that can use socks5 (firefox, xchat, gaim,
>>> etc) can now use the tunnel to connect to anything through the tunnel
>>> and from the remote host.
>> Any idea on how to do this from Windows? I don't have the choice at
>> work,
>> unfortunately, because of VPN software requirements.
> Nevermind... may have found it. *fiddles with putty*

Hmmm. Kind of working, but there's something going wrong with it... and
since I have Squid doing what I need, I'm not gonna bother for now. :)

Matthew Walker
Kydance Hosting & Consulting
LAMP Specialist

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