Someone explain SSH tunneling and port forwarding to me?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by Kajo, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. Kajo macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2005
    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 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.


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