free public ssh servers for tunneling?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by heaven, Jun 17, 2005.

  1. heaven macrumors 6502a


    Jun 20, 2004

    I have just downloaded "SSH Tunnel Manager", because I want to try to use this like the HTTP tunneler available for Windows for World of warcraft.

    Now my question is: Are there any free public ssh servers?

    Thank you all for your responses :cool:
  2. DXoverDY macrumors 6502a

    Apr 19, 2005
    lol... you will be hard pressed to find anything like what you want for free. you'll have to buy a shell account or even get a web hosting company who provides it. it won't be free. there might be "something" out there, but it's probably so substandard they won't allow you to tunnel anything.
  3. heaven thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 20, 2004
    Oh, I see.

    Second thing: I've got another Centrino Laptop just standing here in my room at school. I have a broadband connection at home and I was wondering if I could set up a ssh connection to that laptop. Is there any software for the windows machine to help me out with the configuration?

    Thx in advance
  4. DXoverDY macrumors 6502a

    Apr 19, 2005
    Windows SSH servers are expensive, you'd find it much more useful to just pay for a good shell account that offers what you are looking for. Security issues with running your own server can be a tad bit stressful, I prefer to let a professional handle it.

    What exactly are you trying to do?
  5. heaven thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 20, 2004
    Play World of Warcraft in our school's WLAN :D
  6. DXoverDY macrumors 6502a

    Apr 19, 2005
    yikes... lag city. good luck. you realize if you tunnel... all your traffic goes from your computer, through the network you're on, to the location of the SSH machine doing the tunneling, to the destination right? meaning your lag time just went up big time. not to mention SSH is encrypted so all traffic is encrypted and is causing even more lag..

    you're wasting your time is what i'm saying. SSH tunneling is for real world issues that don't require there be a good ping.
  7. chriscorcoran macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2004

    From what I can tell you are looking for a free SSH server, I did a quick search of, here are a few things that I found you might want to look at....
    I am not sure if this will help, infact I think it will send you in the completely wrong direction. So I would avoid it, infact the only reason this is in here is because I didnt want to delete it because I thought it was kinda cool. Someone should really start and SSH server project on
    This is the pretty tried and true system, I have used it on my Linux firewalls with putty on my windows box, I am 95% sure you can run it on your windows box successfully.
    I know GlobalScape has a good FTP client, I havent tried this product in particular but I am sure you could deploy it on your windows box and test out your app.

    And if you have the finichal means you may want to pick up MacOS X Server, I am 75% sure it has an SSH Server built in. But then again as I am assuming you are a college student ,for you have the time to play World of Warcraft, post on this message board and research SSH servers, I am guessing this is out of the question

    Well I hope this helped, or at least it could be a referance for someone else to stumble upon...


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