Tunnel4J 1.5

Tunnel4J project is a little utility for people who need to access resources behind firewalls via ssh connections.

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LICENSE TYPE:
LGPL (GNU Lesser General Public License) 
USER RATING:
3.3/5 19
DEVELOPED BY:
beanizer.org
HOMEPAGE:
www.beanizer.org
CATEGORY:
ROOT \ Security
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Tunnel4J project is a little utility for people who need to access resources behind firewalls via ssh connections.

Consider it as a light replacement of just some features of a VPN. You can do exactly the same things with the command line ssh client; tunnel4j just exposes a nicer(???) GUI, and being founded on Jsch ,an all-java ssh solution, you can use it on all java-supporting platforms.

When I work from home, this is my scenario:

1) I need to mount some remote directories from my office PC
2) I need to access some Postgres and Mysql dbs
3) I need to access some intranet web applications not visible from outside of my office LAN.

All of this resources are behind a firewall in different locations. I could set up some VPNs from home to the different locations involved but I don't need all the power of a VPN, so I just launch Tunnel4J, open a connection to the endpoint firewalls and setup some local ports for my needs.

Installation:

Unpack the downloaded file, cd into tunnel4j directory and type:

java -cp jsch.jar:Tunnel4J.jar org.beanizer.tunnel4j.Tunnel4J

Requirements:

Java 1.4.2 or later

What's New in This Release:

This release makes use of version 0.1.30 of Jsch.
Keep-alive messages are used to avoid session timeout.
Session logs are written in $user_home/.tunnel4j/tunnel4j.log.

Last updated on December 6th, 2006

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