UDP ports

Darren Tucker dtucker at zip.com.au
Sat Sep 25 11:34:12 EST 2004

dco at bresnan.net wrote:
> Why doesn't SSH allow forwarding of UDP ports?

Because it's not part of the SSH{1,2} protocol standards.  It would be 
possible to do it as a SSH2 vendor extension but that would require the 
extension to be supported on both client and server, and it would not be 
trivial to implement.

Also, much UDP traffic tends to be time-sensitive, and SSH has a very 
high overhead compared to UDP.

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