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Open and redirect ports...
Authored by: WinUser on Sep 22, '06 01:06:13PM

For your mum to open the tunnel, she starts the terminal script. This will make her side easy, since she initiates the tunnel, so she doesn't have to open any ports for the outside world. But... you will be contacted by her tunnel, so your side needs a couple of things:
- your router has to know to which local address it should forward an incoming port 22 request, and not block it
- your machine (PC, laptop, notebook) needs to not block incoming connections on port 22
- you need to have a ssh deamon (ssh server) running on your laptop, but you probably have that.

When opening port 22 and forwarding port 22 you can sometimes tell the router to only allow this for a certain range of external ip addresses (depending on router type) .This could be your mom's ip, restricting port 22 forwarding in a way to let only your mom through.

I just set this up today, and gave my mom a Mac. It works like a charm, if port forwarding is setup correctly.



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