Introduction to SSH Port Forwarding


Jack Wallen shows how SSH port forwarding works.

Port forwarding is a useful feature with many uses, explains Jack Wallen, some of which are relatively simple and some of which are more complicated.

Basically, there are three different types of SSH port forwarding, he notes:

  • Local, where connections from a client are forwarded, via SSH, to a remote host
  • Remote, where connections from a remote server are forwarded, via SSH, to another machine
  • Dynamic, where connections from different applications are forwarded, via SSH, to several servers

In this article, Wallen shows how SSH port forwarding works in practice with a step-by-step tutorial.

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