Friday, December 25, 2009

SSH Coolness ... even on Windows.

prerequisite concepts: prelude, basic config., port fwd, proxy conn.

I don't often have the opportunity to experiment on computers running Windows, but every once in a long while it simply cannot be avoided. I recently found myself wanting to look up a password in Revelation, a password manager for the Gnome Desktop on Linux; I have previously written about using OpenSSH's ProxyCommand directive to tunnel through a firewall and forward X11 (GUI) applications remotely from a an isolated workstation on a private LAN, the difference here was that I needed to forward that application to a Windows workstation.