Rick Bilonick wrote:
Rick,I'm using Fedora 8 on a server behind a firewall (with incoming ssh blocked) and my computer at home. I did the following on the server:ssh -R 5000:localhost:22 me homewhich connected to my home computer after I entered the password. (I could list files, etc.) I also set up /etc/ssh/sshd_config on the server to keep the connection open. At home I entered (using the password for user=server on the server):ssh server localhost -p 5000ssh: connect to host localhost port 5000: Connection refused I've tried adding: sshd : ALL : allow portmap : ALL : allow to /etc/hosts.allow but still get the same message. I have no idea why I'm not able to connect to the server through the ssh connection. I can ssh out from the home computer to other servers with port 22 not blocked. Rick B.
On your home machine, does a netstat -an | grep 5000 show you a listening port? When do you get if you add the -v flag to your connection attempt from your home computer?
FWIW, your use of localhost on both the server side and the home side makes this a very confusing read.