I am trying to browse a wiki that runs on a server inside one domain from another domain. The wiki is accessible only on the LAN, but I need to browse it from another LAN to which I connect with an SSH tunnel ...
Here is my setup and the steps I did so far:
Host gateway User kisteuser Port 443 Hostname gateway.companydomain.com ProxyCommand /home/myuser/bin/ssh-https-tunnel %h %p # ssh-https-tunnel: # http://ttcplinux.sourceforge.net/tools/stunnel Protocol 2 IdentityFile ~/.ssh/key_dsa LocalForward 11069 localhost:11069 Host server1 User kisteuser Hostname localhost Port 11069 LocalForward 8022 server1:22 LocalForward 17001 server1:7100 LocalForward 8080 www-proxy:3128 RemoteForward 11069 localhost:22
myuser@wikihost: ssh -XC -t gateway.companydomain.com ssh -L11069:localhost:22 server1
on another terminal:
Now, on my companydomain I would like to start firefox and browse the wiki on
firstname.lastname@example.org ~ $ ssh gateway Have a lot of fun... kisteuser@gateway ~ $ ssh -D 8383 localhost user@localhost's password: user@wikiserver:~>
.ssh/config on that side looks like that:
host server1 localforward 11069 localhost:11069 host localhost user myuser port 11069 host wikiserver forwardagent yes user myuser port 11069 hostname localhost
Now, I started firefox on the server called
gateway, and edited the proxy settings to use SOCKSv5, specifying that the proxy should be
gateway and use the port 8383...
kisteuser@gateway ~ $ LANG=C firefox -P --no-remote
And, now I get the following error popping in the Terminal of
myuser@wikiserver:~> channel 3: open failed: connect failed: Connection refused channel 3: open failed: connect failed: Connection refused channel 3: open failed: connect failed: Connection refused
Confused? Me too ...
Please help me understand how to properly build the tunnels and browse the wiki over SOCKS protocol.
I managed to browse the wiki on wikiserver with the following changes:
host wikiserver forwardagent yes user myuser port 11069 hostname localhost localforward 8339 localhost:8443
Now when I ssh
gateway I launch Firefox and go to localhost:8339 and I hit the start page of the wiki, which is served on Port 8443.
Now I ask myself is SOCKS really needed? Can someone elaborate on that ?