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Old 06-11-2013
Ssh to remote access point http server

I need to do some remote administration to an access point that is sitting behind a firewall that only has ssh enable from the outside but http/https from the inside. So to be a bit clearer:
remote(outside firewall) ssh --> ssh-server(internal) --> access point(http/https)

Ultimately accessing the AP gui from my desktop. Is this possible?
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Old 06-11-2013
It should be possible to connect, but I don't know if it will work... Things like absolute URL's may foul it up. Simple enough to try:

ssh -L 80:accesspoint:80 -L 443:accesspoint:443 username@ssh-server

Root access will be needed to use ports 80 and 443. Once logged in, you can point your web browser to and see if it cooperates.

Usually you'd use a web proxy for this sort of thing. tinyproxy is a simple and easy one for temporary applications. You can force a hostname to point at a particular address by putting it in /etc/hosts but don't forget it's there...

Last edited by Corona688; 06-11-2013 at 04:32 PM..
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Old 06-12-2013
I have one word to say "awesome"

Many thanks
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Old 06-12-2013
I take it my advice worked? Which method did you use?

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