SSH from within OpenSSH

Hussain Akbar hussainakbar at
Fri Jan 11 22:44:06 EST 2013

Man, that sounds completely like magic as to how the three systems would
figure out what I am trying to do ;}

Thanks. Shall try this and let you know of the result.

On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 4:23 PM, Ángel González <keisial at> wrote:

> On 11/01/13 06:54, Hussain Akbar wrote:
> > My first try was to make an SSH tunnel. Have been trying all sort of
> > combinations in PuTTY but can't figure out how. The ultimate aim would
> > be to not be forced to get an interactive session on the Windows
> > server at all but go directly to the Linux server.
> >
> > I tried what things I could in PuTTY's tunnel options, but no joy so far.
> >
> > I posted this to various newsgroups but from the feedback I've been
> > getting, most people say it can't be done.
> In PuTTY go to Connection/SSH/Tunnels
> Source port: 1234
> Destination:
> Press Add
> Connect to W2K as usual. Ignore its console.
> Open a new PuTTY instance, but connect to on port 1234
> You will get a connection to the Linux server.
> (Replace with the hostname/ip of your Linux server, 1234 can be
> changed to an arbitrary port)
> I don't think you can completely skip the console allocation with
> PuTTY.exe, but you can do it with plink:
>  plink -N -L 1234: username at
> (replace with the hostname/ip of the W2K server)

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