what about socks support?

Berend De Schouwer bds at jhb.ucs.co.za
Tue Mar 13 23:46:09 EST 2001

On Sun, 11 Mar 2001 16:29:14 Markus Friedl wrote:
| On Sun, Mar 11, 2001 at 02:14:59PM +0000, douglas.manton at uk.ibm.com
| wrote:
| > But not under AIX   :-(
| but ProxyCommand from ssh(1) should work on every system.

Okay, here is a ProxyCommand that works with Dante for me.  It simply
runs netcat, which should be available on a lot of systems.

In [/path/to/]ssh_config, add:

Host *internet*
	ProxyCommand [/path/to/]socksify [/path/to/]nc %h %p

You will want to change "*internet*" to some other way to identify
hosts behind a socks firewall.  Is this a good or bad way of doing
things?  It seemed the simplest way to me, and scp copies binary files.
Is netcat safe?

Kind regards,				  

Berend De Schouwer, +27-11-712-1435, UCS

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