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Tunneling on Server 2008

Last response: in Networking
September 29, 2010 5:56:52 PM

My company is running a dedicated development server hosted in the cloud. Our firewall is locked down except for specific IPs. Occasionally a problem will arise when one of our employees needs to access the server(specifically, Apache) from a location other than their usual IP.

I tried setting up RRAS for tunneling, but I didn't have much luck. It appears that the server needs two NICs in order to support this - please correct me if I'm wrong.

I then decided to install FreeSSHd so that I could attempt to tunnel via PuTTy. The tunneling settings I selected in FreeSSHd are to "Allow local port forwarding." I then tried an array of different configurations in PuTTy's tunneling settings:
[server ip]:80

I'm able to connect to the shell just fine, but attempting to access anything on Apache will just eventually time out.

Can anyone point me in the right direction(or point out any glaringly obvious errors I'm making)?

Thanks in advance.

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September 29, 2010 8:36:36 PM

Possibly that the firewall is blocking the ports used for tunneling.
September 29, 2010 9:36:31 PM

I wish it were that easy so I double-checked... firewall settings are fine.