PuTTY – Create an ssh tunnel

Inspired from this post

To create a ssh tunnel using PuTTY, go to Connection -> SSH -> Tunnels

PuTTY configuration

Source port: is the port on your computer that you will use to use the tunnel

Destination: is host:port that will be used by the distant machine, via the ssh connection (so it is encrypted and secured). And the response will go back to you.


Reaching farawayhost:456 throught localhost:123

Once the ssh connection is up, use localhost:123 to use the tunnel and reach farawayhost:456


Don’t forget to click the Add button and Save yout session if you plan to use this connection again.


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