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RE: Create secure Timbuktu connections
Authored by: trancelgic on Dec 05, '02 05:52:03PM

Are you sure about this? I can't get this to work. I don't think that an SSH tunnel can do UDP, only TCP. Am I wrong?


Create secure Timbuktu connections
Tue, Jun 18 '02 at 10:03PM • from: legacyb4
One of the nice things about having access to SSH is that you can port-forward a connection through an SSH tunnel and know that your connection is reasonably secure compared to an open data stream. Following the tips given on, I was able to easily get Timbuktu to run through the SSH tunnel and connect to my home OS X machine by doing the following in Terminal:
ssh [servername or IP] -l username -L 10660:
Authenticate the SSH connection and once you are in, switch over to Timbuktu and enter the following in the connection name:
You should immediately be connected to your remote Timbuktu host as if you were connecting through standard TB2 ports.

You can do a lot more with this handy trick; read through the rest of the article and get a feel for what can be done.

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RE: Create secure Timbuktu connections
Authored by: legacyb4 on Feb 03, '03 12:03:11AM

I am assuming you are using Timbuktu for Mac, not PC. The PC version requires use of UDP ports which negates the use of TB2...

If you want though, you can forward to a Win2K server or XP Pro box by changing to the remote host IP address and use Remote Desktop Client (port 3389) to connect through Terminal Services.

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