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SSH Proxy

The SSH proxy allows users to connect to outside machines from their own workstations without having to login to another server.


If you are using putty, simply select socks proxy 4 or 5 and fill in the above details and it should just work.


You can use tsocks This should be installed or easily available in most Linux distros.

Add the following to /etc/tsocks.conf to get ssh working outside TCD

local =
server =
server_type = 5
server_port = 1080

Once tsocks is setup you can use it by doing something like this
$ tsocks ssh hostname.domainname

Using connect-proxy

Alternatively, if you are using Linux or MacOSX, you can use connect

Last updated 21 Feb 2011Contact TCHPC: info | support.