[ALUG] Reverse ssh set-up and/or alternatives

Chris G cl at isbd.net
Sat Dec 11 17:31:52 GMT 2010

On Sat, Dec 11, 2010 at 03:06:07PM +0000, Brett Parker wrote:
> On 11 Dec 09:37, Chris G wrote:
> > So I don't seem to be able to make connections *to* my eeePc that's
> > sitting connected to a 3-G router, so the alternative is to get it to
> > connect 'outwards' using ssh and to tunnel through that ssh connection
> > from outside to enable me to connect to the eeePc and do anything
> > necessary remotely.
> > 
> > I really only need command line access.  Are there any alternative ways
> > of doing this or is ssh port-mapping the best way to do it?
> *if* you've got a vm/permanently connected machine/server somewhere (I'd
> guess you have otherwise where would you terminate the ssh
> connection...) then I'd suggest using vpn software like OpenVPN instead
> to that box. Then you're not limited to just the ssh port.
OK, I'll take a look, I hope it's not too big, the eeePC is getting a
bit tight for space now.

> > The other issue is somehow to restart the connection if/when it goes
> > down (which it does fairly frequently, this is a somewhat flakey area
> > for 3-G) - any clever ideas?
> Surely that should just be handled by the 3G router? ;)
Yes, it does seem to manage quite well actually.  The connection
disappears at intervals but does also always seem to come back.

Chris Green

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