Most of you have probably used a tunnel with an SSH connection. What you probably weren’t aware of is that you can use a dynamic tunnel to access all remote infrastructure. Furthermore, you can specify a port and a destination IP to have direct access. This process is achieved through your PuTTY configuration.
In this procedure, we will use Internet Explorer, Firefox and an RDP connection to demonstrate the use of a tunnel with an SSH connection, as well as configuring the tunnel with several other protocol types.
Local Port Forwarding
Step 1 – Load the Session
In your PuTTY configuration, configure the Host Name and Port of your remote SSH computer. Enter your Saved Sessions name, and click Save. If your session already exists, Load it as shown below: