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I am trying to utilize my Cisco ASA as a SSH Tunnel. I've configured this before when using a Linux server as the SSH target, however I cannot seem to get it to work with the ASA. I have configured and enabled SSH on the Cisco ASA, as well as a username that I can SSH to the console, however the SSH Tunneling feature does not work.

For example, on my PC I use Putty with a Local Tunnel defined to a server behind the ASA. I should be able to (if SSH connected to the ASA) be able to access the server.

See screenshot of putty. enter image description here

has anyone come across this before? Again this is to use my Cisco ASA as a SSH tunnel, this is not a port forwarding.


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SSH tunneling isn't supported; SSL VPN could be an option if you have the correct licensing and you're willing to use SSL – Mike Pennington Nov 13 '13 at 20:14
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Cisco ASAs do not support SSH Tunneling, that's why it doesn't work.

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