So, I have this slight dilemma: I am not allowed to host an IRC server on my VPS, but I am allowed to use tunneling of some sort to let users connect to an IRC server I have set up locally on my Mac Mini.
Basically - how would I go about tunneling connections to port 6667 of my VPS to my Mac Mini without opening a port in my router (that's what I get for having a technically inclined dad)? I've read up a little on SSH port forwarding, but after about 3 hours of constant googling and trying things out, I just can't seem to get it to work. I've also been considering things like Himmachi(or whatever it's actually called now) and then somehow route the Himmachi IP of my Mac Mini to be public.
I know that my writing probably sounds hopelessly confused, but that's because I'm hopelessly confused as to where I could go from here.
I'd appreciate any help in this subject.