I use putty on windows vista to establish ssh connection to ubuntu on ec2.
I want the ubunto to do wget on some iis url in my vista. This url is not exposed to the web. Is there a way to establish such network between the host and guest?
Yes you can use ssh tunneling to achieve this. In your putty config go to:
The add a remote tunnel with source port of whatever you like (eg 8888) and destination of localhost:80.
Then when you hit http://localhost:8888 on your remote server you'll actually be getting your local machine's web server on port 80.