I'm trying to use an ssh tunnel from my office machine to my home machine, and get an error when I try to use it.
What I'm doing is starting one shell like so:
ssh -gL 12345:my.home.domain:22 my.home.domain
This is giving me a proper shell, no problem. What I normally do then is ssh to my home machine through this office machine, like so:
ssh -p 12345 127.0.0.1
This has always worked for me, until last week, when I set up a new system on my home machine (switching from Ubuntu to Debian). Now I get an error. I can still open up my initial ssh connection, but when I try to use that tunnel, I get (on the office machine) this error:
ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host
Also, when that happens, the open shell that I have the tunnelling set up through gets this line spat out at it:
channel 3: open failed: connect failed: Connection timed out
At which point, I'm at a loss. If any more info is needed, I'll be happy to post it.
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After fiddling around further, I've found that I'm getting a different response from the server (my home machine that is) when I try to telnet in on the various ports. If I try:
telnet my.home.domain 22
I get this back:
Trying <my ip address>... Connected to <my domain>. Escape character is '^]'. SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_5.5p1 Debian-6+squeeze2
Which is what I would expect. After setting up the tunnel though, and then telnetting to that, I see this response:
Trying 127.0.0.1... Connected to 127.0.0.1. Escape character is '^]'.
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As per kbulgrien's suggestion, here is the output from the client machine with the -v option:
ssh -vp 24600 127.0.0.1 OpenSSH_5.9p1 Debian-5ubuntu1, OpenSSL 1.0.1 14 Mar 2012 debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh/ssh_config debug1: /etc/ssh/ssh_config line 19: Applying options for * debug1: Connecting to 127.0.0.1 [127.0.0.1] port 24600. debug1: Connection established. debug1: identity file /home/jacob/.ssh/id_rsa type -1 debug1: identity file /home/jacob/.ssh/id_rsa-cert type -1 debug1: identity file /home/jacob/.ssh/id_dsa type -1 debug1: identity file /home/jacob/.ssh/id_dsa-cert type -1 debug1: identity file /home/jacob/.ssh/id_ecdsa type -1 debug1: identity file /home/jacob/.ssh/id_ecdsa-cert type -1 ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host