Is it possible to use socat to achieve the following, without the need of using ssh?
> ssh -N -R 8080:localhost:1080 firstname.lastname@example.org -R [bind_address:]port:host:hostport Specifies that the given port on the remote (server) host is to be forwarded to the given host and port on the local side. This works by allocating a socket to listen to port on the remote side, and whenever a connection is made to this port, the connection is forwarded over the secure channel, and a connection is made to host port hostport from the local machine. -N Do not execute a remote command. This is useful for just forwarding ports (protocol version 2 only).