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SSH tunneling for secure web surfing

Apr 02, 2011, 23:02 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Before we demonstrate exactly how you can accomplish that, we should clarify a few things about the remote computer. First off, its operating system should be either Linux, BSD or Mac OS. The box must be online and capable of accepting inbound network connections, that is to say connections from the Internet. What the latter usually implies is that the proper port forwarding or NAT rule is already setup in the router the computer connects to. More specifically, the remote computer runs an SSH server and accepts inbound connections to the appropriate port (the default is 22). Furthermore, the firewall it may have enabled should allow for connections to that port.

"As for the client machine, i.e., the laptop or even the desktop computer you intent to establish a secure tunnel from, it may be running any operating system you like."

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