[Samba] ssh tunnelling with putty
t.tait at comcast.net
Wed Jun 16 01:22:34 GMT 2004
Jonathan Johnson wrote:
>On Tue, 15 Jun 2004, Paul Krash wrote:
>>Brian Johnson wrote:
>>>Could someone provide some help tunnelling a connection through a ssh pipe
>>>using putty on a windows 98 client to a samba server?
>>OK, ssh goes through port 22, mapping a drive requires ports 137 and 139
>>(tcp and udp) to be open and routable by Windows RPC client.
>>I would suggest configuring The Microsoft VPN adapter to attach to the
>>server, then map your drive to samba.
>>You will have to have the VPN configured on the server (and both routers).
>>I am assuming (ah!!!) that you are trying to reach the samba server from
>>outside the host network.
>Of course, the point of tunnelling is to allow one to connect to a
>particular remote port (such as 137 and 139) when only ssh is
>available. This works by creating a listening port of your choice on
>the Windows machine, which PuTTY forwards via SSH to a remote machine
>of your choice.
>Where this breaks down for SMB is when you realize that there is
>already a listening service on ports 137 and 139: the windows server
>service (or whatever it's euivalent is in 9x -- file and printer
>sharing, I guess). That means that no matter how you try to connect to
>the remote machine, all you're gonna get is your own computer.
>Now, there may be a way around it: for your local port, specify
>something on the order of "127.0.0.5:137". For your remote port,
>specify 137 on the remote IP address. This is sort of like the
>"loopback adapter" but (hopefully) Windows isn't already listening on
>that IP address to port 137. You may then be able to reach the remote
>computer by the address 127.0.0.5.
>I haven't tried this, so your mileage may vary. But I think it's worth
>a shot. Now, you won't be able to browse the remote network, but maybe
>someone else knows a better way.
>jon at sutinen.com
You could try a VPN that can pass thru ssh and has both Linux and
Windows support, like OpenVPN or CIPE... I think you just need to
forward one port, and it will appear on both machines to be a seperate
ethernet adapter. If I remember right, OpenVPN will even pass thru an
HTTP proxy, which ssh has built in.
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