[Nottingham] SSH, port-forward and X-forwarding magic

J jasonirwin73 at gmail.com
Thu May 10 11:04:59 UTC 2018

On 10 May 2018 at 11:52, Martin via Nottingham <
nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote:

> If you're getting strangled on the uplink timing out, then you could try
> some compression to increase the bandwidth seen across the tunnel by
> adding a "-C" to your ssh...
Thanks, I'll give that a try.

> Also take care whether you need to add a return route to the routing
> table for your target... Otherwise your return data packets might be
> instead be getting routed out to your respective internet gateway to be
> lost...
 Hmm...I wonder if that could be part of the issue.

Then again, myself... I try to keep clear of VPNs/tunnelling silliness
> (dangerous laziness) to instead use native (secure) protocols... ;-)
Well, SSH is natively secure. :-)
This is the only way I can access certain resources.

> http://nottingham.lug.org.uk/2016/03/resilient-ssh-with-
> autossh-andor-systemd/5148

I actually stopped using that, it was too unstable. systemd does a much
better job of keeping connections alive, although the connection dying
isn't the issue here.

Another wrinkle is Virgin's shockingly bad upload speed!

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