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Does creating an SSH tunnel still work with ASO shared hosting?


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#1 jokah

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 03:39 PM

This worked a while back, but I switched to another shell account for creating an SSH tunnel after it stopped working consistently with my ASO account. I tried it just now, and I cannot seem to get Firefox to connect through a tunnel to joppa. Tunneling through Amazon EC2 works fine though.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:54 PM

Sorry,didn't met that question before.
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 01:30 PM

I haven't done that in a while but it sued to work fine. Useful capability for helping solve and diagnsoe some problems with sites and routes.

I just tried it now and it does indeed seem to be unavailable (as does lynx browser). This would appear to have occured since the move to SoftLayer, one of several such annoyances.
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 05:48 PM

After checking with tech support, their reply is as follows:

Due to new security changes, SSH tunnels are no longer allowed. SSH tunnels gave users access to internal system due to how they function, and also allowed users/malicious users to run mailer scripts and such disguised as legitimate applications.

Lynx falls into the same category as an SSH tunnel as it can be used to establish connections to services for an indefinite period of time.



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Posted 28 March 2012 - 10:48 PM

Thanks, that's good to know. I can run Lynx on the Amazon shell account but was hoping to tunnel here as a backup option. Ah, well.

After checking with tech support, their reply is as follows:

Due to new security changes, SSH tunnels are no longer allowed. SSH tunnels gave users access to internal system due to how they function, and also allowed users/malicious users to run mailer scripts and such disguised as legitimate applications. Lynx falls into the same category as an SSH tunnel as it can be used to establish connections to services for an indefinite period of time.

Two more useful features down the drain.


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Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:03 PM

After checking with tech support, their reply is as follows:


Due to new security changes, SSH tunnels are no longer allowed. SSH tunnels gave users access to internal system due to how they function, and also allowed users/malicious users to run mailer scripts and such disguised as legitimate applications.

Lynx falls into the same category as an SSH tunnel as it can be used to establish connections to services for an indefinite period of time.



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