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I want to access all ports from my VPS on my local machine. I know that I can do ssh -f myusername@vps -L 1000:vps:1000 -N to access one port - but can I do that in an easy way (without knowing which ports are on the vps beforehand) that I can type in my local browser vps.localhost:1000 to access the port 1000 on the VPS? So I need something like ssh -f myusername@vps -L vps.localhost:vps:* -N. Basically I want to access localhost from the vps through vps.localhost on my local machine.

I'm not sure if my question has been asked before - if so please tell me and I'm happy too, I could only find question which asked the opposite of mine, to tunnel all local traffic through the VPS.

  • Perhaps you want to use the dynamic proxy option to ssh? ssh -D 1234 user@remote and then configure your browser, mail client, etc to use localhost:1234 as the proxy, or set it system wide... – ivanivan Jul 30 '17 at 1:42
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Use the -D [port] option. Set your application to use [port] as a SOCKS5 proxy (might be a bit hard if the application doesn't support that. Firefox definitely does). Now you can browse to http://127.0.0.1:9001 for example, and you'll end up on the remote box's application listening on port 9001.

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