Remote access

KC8LDO kc8ldo at
Fri Oct 14 04:13:53 UTC 2011

Is there a way to use ssh to get through a firewall for remote access to a 
system? The situation I'm looking at is a Fedora system sitting behind a 
company firewall, which I have no control over, that I wish to gain access 
to by logging into it over the Internet from a remote computer. In other 
words the connection is initiated from outside of the firewalled company 

What I'm thinking is using ssh to forward a port, 3389, to another computer 
on my own private network (also behind a firewall and NAT router) at home 
acting as a middle man. Then from another computer, lets say at a hotel, 
logging in to the same computer on my private home network and have it pass 
traffic bidirectionaly between the two end point computers.

Is this something than can be done using ssh and if so how? I would also 
like to have the remote Fedora system connection to the middle man computer 
remain even if the remote computer is not connected.


Leland C. Scott

"The most reliable components
 are the ones you leave out."

Gordon Bell, father of the
minicomputer at DEC. 

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