SSH Port Tunneling with Putty
Last updated October 1, 2010
This howto page will provide instructions on how to reach services running inside the College firewall from outside of the College’s network by using the Putty SSH Client and SSH Port Tunneling.
Download Putty.exe from: http://the.earth.li/~sgtatham/putty/latest/x86/putty.exe .
Launch Putty. Different categories will be listed on the left side, click on Connection > SSH > Tunnels.
Under Add new forwarded port:, enter the following information:
Source port: [port on local machine]
Destination: [hostname of ccis machine]:[port on ccis machine]
Select Yes if prompted with this window:
Use your CCIS username and password when prompted to login and your port tunnel will be setup.
Utilizing the Port Tunnel
Now that the port is tunneled, you can connect to it using localhost:[port forwarded] where [port forwarded] is the local port you chose earlier.
In our previous example we forwarded port 80 on www.ccs.neu.edu to localhost:8080. We can now open up a web browser and browse to localhost:8080 to see it:
MSSQL Over an SSH Tunnel
The steps are practically the same as tunneling any other service, except the port you will tunnel is 1433. When connecting from MSSQL Management Studio, the connection host will be 127.0.0.1,[port you forwarded] . Notice the comma between the ip and the port number, this is very important. The following screens will show the proper setup:
And there you have it, you should now be able to SSH Tunnel to any service inside CCIS’s Firewall.