View Full Version : Someone explain SSH tunneling and port forwarding to me?

Jul 2, 2008, 10:54 AM
I am stuck in a hotel for the forseable future. Unfortunately the only ports open are 22, 80, 443, and 2000. I'd like to be able to play Warcraft 3 and Diablo 2 but in order to join battle.net games I need to have port 6112 open.

I have access to a linux box offsite with an open port 22, 80, 443, and 6112. Can I route traffic meant for port 6112 on my local machine (mbp) through an SSH tunnel running on port 22 to the remote machine? I think I am getting confused about the differences between port forwarding and tunneling. Hopefully someone can clarify for me.


Jul 2, 2008, 11:00 AM
SSH Tunneling (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunneling_protocol)
Port Forwarding (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_forwarding)