SSH Tunneling FAQ

SSH tunnels allow you to access department resources from remote locations. Common applications of tunneling include establishing SAMBA connections for access to lab filesystems and secure SMTP connections for relaying email through the department mail server. The use of SSH tunnels is not restricted to these; tunnels can be established for arbitrary applications. Instructions for establishing a tunnel for a generic application are provided below. You must have a valid CS account and an appropriate ssh client for your operating system.