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Re: port forwarding questions

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2009b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 16:57:55 -0500

On Oct 19, 2009, at 15:20, Ross Boylan wrote:

> My subversion server is running under Apache, and I have clients from
> several machines connecting to it simultaneously via ssh.
>
> Currently I have Apache listen on multiple ports, and each client
> accesses the server through a different port. Is that necessary?
>
> I did this partly because forward only maps (from the client) do not
> seem reliable. That is, in addition to saying that client port 8000
> should tunnel to port 80 on the server, I seem to need to say that
> remote port 80 needs to be forwarded to local 8000. In my ssh config
> file on the client that means I give the server options
> LocalForward 8000 localhost:80
> RemoteForward 8000 localhost:80
>
> Is there a simpler way?

Can't all users just access the same URL on the Apache server? Why
have you set up separate Apache port numbers for each user? Why are
users ssh'ing in to the server and then using the Apache URL, instead
of using the Apache URL directly from their own computers? If
encryption is the concern, wouldn't using https be the more natural
fit than trying to tunnel over ssh? I have no experience with ssh
tunneling, but it sounds like it introduces unnecessary complexity.

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