Am Freitag, 4. März 2005 21:17 schrieb Robin Strahan:
> Hey all,
>> I've set up port fowarding/tunneling from a machine with limited
> network access to one with unrestricted access using putty.
>> One of the port forwards/tunnel is to a newsgroup server on port 119.
> "ssh -L 119:newsserver:119 username at remote_machine"
>> This should allow me to connect to the news server if i direct my
> news reader to connect to port 119 on the localhost.
>> For some reason this will only work under root login. A normal user
> login won't allow the connection. (connection refused). Under normal
> login I CAN however access another port forward on port 1080.
>> "ssh -D 1080 username at remote_machine"
>> So why am I prevented connecting to port 119 on localhost under a
> normal login? Anyone got any ideas?
My guess is that in order to tunnel the connection you need to open the port
as well on the localhost -- which you can only do as root, as it is a
privileged port (i.e. port number < 1000).
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