ah! gotcha. Setting it to ssh -L 5119:newsserver:119
username at remote_machine and directing my news reader to connect to
5119 on localhosts works.
On Fri, 4 Mar 2005 21:26:51 +0000, Dave O Connor <doc at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ports less then 1024 are considered 'privileged ports', and may only
> be listened on by root.
>> - DoC
>>> On Fri, 4 Mar 2005 21:17:34 +0000, Robin Strahan
> <robin.strahan at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 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?
> > Many thanks.
> > Robin
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