[SASAG] Reverse SSH tunnel management via Web?

Abinadi Rendon azuretek at gmail.com
Tue Aug 11 11:48:07 PDT 2009

Is there any reason a simple VPN solution wouldn't work for you? If  
that's not an option why not use a terminal server people can RDP to?  
Sorry I don't have any suggestions for your reverse SSH tunnel  
solution but I imagine the requirement could be fulfilled with other  
technology that's readily available and supportable.

Abi Rendon
Web Developer and Systems Administrator

Email 1: azuretek at gmail.com | Email 2: abi at azuretek.com
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On Aug 11, 2009, at 11:31 AM, J. Lasser wrote:

> All,
> This is something of a shot in the dark -- but hopefully someone can  
> help.
> The goal here is to have a single "remote support" server that users
> can establish connections to from their systems, and for my support
> people to be able to ssh into a port on that box and connect to the
> remote system. The obvious solution here is to use SSH reverse
> tunnels, and for the Support people to ssh into that port.
> This works great for a single system with significant user interaction
> at the remote site, but doesn't scale to a larger number of remote
> sites requiring simultaneous access (different port numbers required
> on the internal "remote support server", different ports needing to be
> specified on the remote side).
> I imagine that someone must have built a Web-based front end to get
> user data (e.g., name of remote site) and assign a port that the
> reverse tunnel can connect on, and then to provide that information to
> the users of that remote support server. It seems to me that such a
> Web-based reverse SSH tunnel manager solution, to accept and track
> these connections, should already exist. But if it does, I can't find
> it.
> I'll build it from scratch if I have to, but frankly I'd rather
> leverage something already out there, especially if it's free or open.
> Anybody know of any such thing?
> Thanks!
> Jon
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