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Hassle-free Reverse SSH Tunneling with localtunnel

Apr 04, 2012, 20:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dmitri Popov)

[ Thanks to Dmitri Popov for this link. ]

"Reverse SSH tunneling is a common technique for making a machine sitting behind NAT accessible from the Internet. Usually, this involves some command-line trickery, but localtunnel provides a hassle-free way to enable access to a server on a local network.

"Most people have a standard internet setup where you have a router connected to the internet with a single IP address, and a network of computers that all 'share' the same IP address. This is great for two reasons: the first one is that the network is very safe, as it's unreachable from the outside. It also means that any one specific computer can 'get out', but nothing can connect 'to it' so to speak."

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