SSH support forwarding of network connections thru your ssh session. It can be used for tunneling of connections, but sometimes its also used as a poor mans VPN.
A local port forward will forward all connection of a local listening port to target on the server side.
To create a local forward use the
-L switch on the command line or the
LocalForward directive within the configuration file. For both directives
the forward must specified in the following format:
local-ip part can be skipped and will default to
Hint: Most systems don’t allow regular users to create listening ports on ports < 1024. Use high ports on the local side instead of the original port. (eg. 10022 instead of 22)
A remote forward allows you to forward a remote port a local target. The listening port will be created on the remote host and the connection to the target will be created from your local ssh client.
Remote forward can be created from command line
-R or in the
configuration file by using
Both directives require a target specification as argument:
remote-ip can be skipped and will default to