There are many virtual machine based on QEMU in my server. Some of them are forbbiden to use networking, and only way to attach them is via virtual serial port.
Due to serial console's bad features (such as working badly with tmux and vim), I want to use ssh via serial line.
Here is my try: (QEMU maps serial to a unix socket in host machine)
#In Guest: (serial is /dev/ttyS1) socat -d -d tcp:127.0.0.1:22 file:/dev/ttyS1,b115200 #In Host: (mapped to /var/run/qemu-server/vm.serial1) socat -d -d tcp-l:10022 UNIX-CONNECT:/var/run/qemu-server/vm.serial1
Then I tried to run
ssh -vv firstname.lastname@example.org -p 10022, but it prompts:
Bad packet length 1349676916. ssh_dispatch_run_fatal: Connection to UNKNOWN port 65535: message authentication code incorrect
But when I use
# Ctrl+C to terminate socat STDIO,raw,echo=0,escape=0x3 UNIX-CONNECT:/var/run/qemu-server/vm.serial1
I can see
So the tunnel is connected, but it seems that it can't transfer bare TCP over serial port (maybe lack of framing and package control).
So I tried to use pppd on serial line, and up a interface then ssh via TCP over IP over PPP...
But there are many VMs, it is hard to manage with so much interface created by ppp because of lack of automatic IP assigning. Also, an IP address just for ssh is too wasted.
So if it is possible to run a bare TCP socket over serial? Or skiping IP layer created by
pppd and open a TCP socket over PPP like this:
+----------------------+ | | | TCP Socket | | | +----------------------+ | | | Data Link Layer(PPP) | | | +----------------------+
I only want to expose a TCP port (or a UNIX socket) to users who want to connect via ssh to a VM.
I tried to search for solutions, but all answers are about how to transfer serial over TCP, but what I want is reverse: how to transfer TCP over serial?