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Re: Using Putty and Dropbear to create tunnel/proxy.

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  • Matt McNeill
    I discovered a SSH tunnel management programme: http://www.bitvise.com/tunnelier.html It s brilliant, and a bit more elegant than putty for pure tunneling.
    Message 1 of 3 , Jun 30, 2006
      I discovered a SSH tunnel management programme:

      http://www.bitvise.com/tunnelier.html

      It's brilliant, and a bit more elegant than putty for pure tunneling.

      Matt


      David wrote:
      > Hello,
      >
      > 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?
      >
      > Regards,
      > David.
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