Re: Using Putty and Dropbear to create tunnel/proxy.
- I discovered a SSH tunnel management programme:
It's brilliant, and a bit more elegant than putty for pure tunneling.
> I want to use Putty (on my pc at work) in combination with dropbear (on my
> NSLU2 at home) to create a tunnel to be able to use Hotmail occasionally (which
> normally is not allowed at work).
> I setup Putty to listen at local port 8080 and forward that traffic to port 443
> (which Dropbear listens on at home) to my homeIP. My router forwards incoming
> traffic on port 443 to the NSLU2 on 443. Then, I log in to my NSLU2 and keep
> the session open. After that, I alter the connection settings in Internet
> Explorer so that it forwards traffic to my local 'proxy' (Putty). I blank out
> all types of traffic, except for 'Socks' which I set to port 8080 on 127.0.0.1
> so that it http requests are forwarded to Putty (which indeed listens on that
> port according to netstat).
> When I request a web page, nothing seems to happen. I used Ethereal to see
> what's going on. I see nothing of interest, except that the domain of the URL
> that I lookup (www.google.com) is sent to the local DNS server (in the LAN at
> work) to resolve.
> Can anyone give any more tips or other information?