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Source: Brian Hatch - Posted by Joe Shakespeare   
Server Security SSH is typically used for logging into remote servers so you have shell access to do maintenance, read your email, restart services, or whatever administration you require. SSH also offers some other native services, such as file copy (using scp and sftp) and remote command execution (using ssh with a command on the command line after the hostname).

Whenever we SSH from one machine to another, we establish a secure encrypted session. This first article in this SSH series[1] looked at properly verifying a server's host key, so that we can be sure that no attacker is able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack and gain access to read or manipulate what we do in that session. Other articles in this series looked at removing the need for static passwords using SSH user identities[2], and then using ssh-agent[3] to automate the task of typing passphrases.

SSH also has a wonderful feature called SSH Port Forwarding, sometimes called SSH Tunneling, which allows you to establish a secure SSH session and then tunnel arbitrary TCP connections through it. Tunnels can be created at any time, with almost no effort and no programming, which makes them very appealing. In this article we look at SSH Port Forwarding in detail, as it is a very useful but often misunderstood technology. SSH Port Forwarding can be used for secure communications in a myriad of different ways. Let's start with an example.

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studentWritten by Kapil on 2007-08-04 10:54:01
want to know about port farwording

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