David Kirkby <drkirkby@...> wrote ..
> I've set up webadmin to use SSL, so it connects to my Sun workstation
> on port 443. This works fine.
> Since the firewall at work does not allow access through port 22 (the
> normal one for ssh), I've set up my ssh server at home on port 80 and
> trying to connect from work using the ssh java client in webadmin. This
> just does not work, with the java client reporting that the connection
> is timing out.
> I know for sure the ssh server is running on port 80 okay, as I can
> connect using that port from other machines at home. The java client in
> webadmin gets as far as asking for a username and password. I'm not sure
> if a server needs to be detected for this to happen, or whether it will
> ask for this in any case.
> Is there a known problem using the ssh client through a firewall ? I
> assumed that if I used Internet Explorer (which is configured to use a
> proxy server) while using webadmin, that the connection would be made
> through port 80 okay. Perhaps this is wrong.
> Is there any reason this should not work ? Is it possible a firewall
> detects that the connection is not a normal web connection on port 80,
> but instead an ssh connection, and just blocks it ? Or does webadmin's
> ssh client not use the proxy setting on Internet Explorer, and so port
> 80 is effectively blocked ?
> Any solutions ?
Have you configured the SSH/Telnet Login module to connect to port 80
instead of the default port?
If that still doesn't work, then your firewall is a transparent proxy
that only allows HTTP requests through on port 80.
From: David Kirkby <drkirkby@nt...> - 2001-07-27 06:06:12
> Have you configured the SSH/Telnet Login module to connect to port 80
> instead of the default port?
Yes, I did that.
> If that still doesn't work, then your firewall is a transparent proxy
> that only allows HTTP requests through on port 80.
Does that mean I can't do anything about it ?
Dr. David Kirkby Ph.D,
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