[SATLUG] Datapipe networking with ssh port forwarding

Don Davis dondavis at reglue.org
Tue Mar 22 07:04:57 CDT 2011

-L might be more limiting than -D. Do you know that the intermediary
supports/ allows port forwarding?

How about:

ssh -C -N -f -D 60000 user at remotehost.net

On 03/22/2011 06:44 AM, Christopher Lemire wrote:
> Hello SATLUG, I need some help if anybody sees what I am doing wrong. I am
> trying to connect my irc client from my computer to an irc network but not
> directly to it. After googling, I found a project on github.
> https://github.com/bovine/datapipe/blob/master/datapipe.c
> <https://github.com/bovine/datapipe/blob/master/datapipe.c>It compiled fine.
> I found instructions in the comments of the source file.
> I will try to explain the best I can what I am attempting to do. If my
> computer is called A, another computer called B and the irc server is called
> C. I would like to connect X-Chat to localhost:60000 and as a result, my
> computer, A is connected to C with B as a go-between. So I logged into B
> with ssh.
> main201:~> ./datapipe
> Usage: ./datapipe localhost localport remotehost remoteport
> main201:~> ./datapipe 60000 irc.freenode.net 6667
> main201:~> nc 60000
> :gibson.freenode.net NOTICE * :*** Looking up your hostname...
> :gibson.freenode.net NOTICE * :*** Checking Ident
> :gibson.freenode.net NOTICE * :*** No Ident response
> :gibson.freenode.net NOTICE * :*** Found your hostname
> So I know that part is working because I tested the connection with
> netcat. is the lan ip address of computer B (ip of device
> eth0). Now in order to connect my computer, A, to the irc server C, through
> B, I think I need to create a ssh port forwarding tunnel. B does have an ssh
> server.
> I attempted to do this by running this command on my computer A.
> ssh -l user -L 60000: <domain of B>
> is the LAN ip of my computer A for the device wlan0 (the one I
> am connected to the internet through).
> Then I set X-Chat to connect to localhost:60000. The connection is refused.
> Somewhere I must of made a tiny mistake, but I haven't been able to figure
> out where I went wrong.
> If anybody can help, please do. Thanks.

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