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developerWorks: Tunneling with SSH

Oct 23, 2006, 00:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James E. Shewbert)

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"Use OpenSource tools, such as Secure Shell (SSH), PuTTY, and Cygwin, to create secure connections to almost any resource you need to access. Current information on SSH tunneling and setup is fragmented and limited to specific applications, or it is written at a system administrator's level. With increasing security needs, the addition of boundary firewalls, and tightening of the number of allowed network ports, users need a method that is simple to configure, easy to operate and, above all, secure to accomplish day-to-day tasks and access the services that they have become accustomed to.

"In my day-to-day work, I have found that many users are frustrated by new security imperatives imposed by network managers..."

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