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 why not use openssh?
Author: smn 
Date:   29-03-02 04:59

OpenSSH can take advantage of port forwarding too, and does it with compression. For instance I cvsup'd over a proxied ssh session from my office through the company firewall off my home machine to the cvsup mirror with:
ssh -C -L 5999:cvsup11.freebsd.org:5999 -N ssh-server

Then on the computer I wanted to cvsup:
cvsup -g -L 2 -h localhost /path/to/stable-supfile

It just works! I can take advantage of an already installed (stronger, too) crypto program to take advantage of port forwarding.

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 Re: why not use openssh?
Author: Dan Langille 
Date:   29-03-02 05:26

If you read elsewhere on this site, you'll see that I did use SSH at one time. But I find stunnel better suited to my needs. ssh requires an account on the destination machine. stunnel does not.

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