ssh through proxy (was: prng_cmds/init_rng() question/patch)

Lewandowsky, Matt mattl at
Wed Mar 14 09:35:43 EST 2001

(Sorry for being so OT, but I'm currently experiencing this inconvenience
and want to be more productive than doing a CVS update at home and getting
to the office.)

So, what you are suggesting is that I setup a squid proxy on a box outside
the firewall on port 80 and use MindTerm to connect via that? Until this
past weekend when the network was "redone", we had a proxy we could access
internally and this is how I got out before. But now, we have a "direct
connection" which I had no say in... Oh, well...

If that isn't what you were suggesting, could you elaborate?



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mats Andersson [mailto:mats at]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2001 12:30 AM
> To: Lewandowsky, Matt
> Cc: 'Gert Doering'; J.S.Peatfield at; dwd at;
> openssh-unix-dev at
> Subject: ssh through proxy (was: prng_cmds/init_rng() question/patch)
> Hi,
> Sorry for pushing this even further off topic but since 
> someone mentioned
> MindTerm I couldn't resist answering :-)
> On Mon, 12 Mar 2001, Lewandowsky, Matt wrote:
> > Is there anything like this atm which uses the web server 
> as a proxy? For
> > example, say that I'm behind a firewall at work, and the 
> "security policy"
> > disallows ssh. 
> MindTerm (and I'm sure other clients too) have the feature to connect
> "out" through either a http proxy or a socks4/5 proxy. The case you
> describe probably includes a http proxy to pass out through 
> (which most
> often IS allowed by policies...) in which case you in most 
> cases is able
> to "fool" the http proxy in letting you out through https 
> (often meaning
> that you have to put your sshd listening on 443 on the other end).
> Cheers,
> /Mats

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