Is possible make tunnel for linux (ssh) through windows (rdp) to linux (ssh)? Just make ssh tunnel on windows. Is possible with putty for example?

Problem is that now I must go from local linux to windows jump point with RDP, and then from this windows jump point I can connect to linux remote server via ssh (putty).

Is some way to setup something on windows JP (for example in putty) to connect from local (SSH) to remote server (SSH) "directly"? Or ssh server on windows JP is needed?


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I very much doubt you'll be able to do this over RDP as putty doesn't understand the the RDP protocol, but with Windows 10 you can enable a native SSH server. With this enabled you should be able to use the Windows machine as a bastion host.

Docs for setting up OpenSSH server for Windows can be found on the Microsoft website here

  • Ok, and for w7?
    – genderbee
    Commented Dec 11, 2019 at 14:44
  • Windows 7 goes End of Life January 14th 2020, upgrade to Windows 10 before then.
    – hardillb
    Commented Dec 11, 2019 at 14:56
  • This is the problem, I don't have permissions to do that. :/ And if I can ping linux server from my host after vpn connection? How is it impossible to connect via port 22? I tried telnet IP 80, it works. No ufw or iptables on server.
    – genderbee
    Commented Dec 11, 2019 at 14:59
  • Those are totally separate questions to the one you asked.
    – hardillb
    Commented Dec 11, 2019 at 15:00

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