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

steve-ALUG at hst.me.uk steve-ALUG at hst.me.uk
Mon Dec 13 22:02:28 GMT 2010


On 11/12/10 15:06, Brett Parker wrote:
> On 11 Dec 09:37, Chris G wrote:
>> 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.
>
>> 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? ;)

Are you suggesting VPN just because it will restart the connection when 
the 3G comes up?  If not, is it not overkill just for command line access?

(no offence intended, trying to learn, not yet set up my own vpn)

Steve



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