ssh over udp (or: -L option listening for traffic with a UDP service?)

Peter Stuge peter at
Thu Oct 11 08:19:21 EST 2012

Edward Peschko wrote:
> 2. Has anybody done it?

openvpn implements a UDP transport which is very reliable.

> I see the '-L' option to ssh, so it looks like that's a hook to do this,
> but AFAICT, the listening port is TCP and TCP only. Is it possible to make
> it UDP and UDP only, and to put hooks in to have the traffic be handled by
> a UDP protocol of the user's choosing.

How would that help? Your problem seems to be to get SSH working at
all. Since that doesn't work I guess it's difficult to use anything
that exists *on top of* SSH?


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