[kwlug-disc] reverse tunnel? vpn over ssh?

Adam Glauser adamglauser at gmail.com
Tue Aug 18 09:07:24 EDT 2009


Richard Weait wrote:
> My configuration is essentially:
> 
> internet  <-- desktop --> DMZ
> 
> I'd like to, from my desktop, say "Hi DMZ box, I'm logging in. Here is
> a temporary connection to the internet that will disappear when I log
> out."

Disclaimer:  I usually use PuTTY to set up tunnels, so I don't know the 
CLI way to do it.

Do you know the details of how the update process connects to the update 
site?  If you can point the update process at an arbitrary address, I 
think you can accomplish what you want by setting up a "dynamic tunnel", 
which is very much like a web proxy.

It looks like this page[1] gives a better description than I can. Good luck!

[1] http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/449



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