Have you ever wanted to ssh to your Linux box that sits behind NAT? Now you can with reverse SSH tunneling. These steps will show you the concept and how to set up reverse SSH tunneling. The reverse SSH tunneling should work fine with Unix like systems.
Let’s assume that Destination’s IP is 192.168.20.55 (your home-Linux box that you want to access). You want to access from a (Linux) client with an internet IP 126.96.36.199.
Destination (192.168.20.55) <- |NAT| <- Source (188.8.131.52)
- SSH from the destination to the source (with public ip) using command below:
ssh -R 19999:localhost:22 firstname.lastname@example.org
* port 19999 can be any unused port on the source’s side
- Now you can SSH from source to destination through SSH tunneling:
ssh localhost -p 19999