Goal: Configure Ubuntu and Firefox to SSH into a remote Asus router and access the remote router's configuration GUI via Firefox.
top from the remote router returns:
PID PPID USER STAT VSZ %VSZ CPU %CPU COMMAND 22984 493 user S 1132 0.4 0 0.0 dropbear -p 22 -j -k
The remote router is configured with openssh-sftp-server and Merlin-Asus firmware:
ipkg list_installed | grep ssh
openssh-sftp-server - 5.9p1-1 - sftp-server only from a FREE version
of the SSH protocol suite of network connectivity tools.
Ubuntu SSH Dynamic Port Forwarding is created with:
ssh -D localhost:3000 email@example.com
Firefox proxy configuration:
The tunnel is tested with http://www.whatismyip.com, however, the test fails to return a webpage. These error messages are observed in the BASH console:
channel 3: open failed: administratively prohibited: channel 4: open failed: administratively prohibited: channel 5: open failed: administratively prohibited: channel 6: open failed: administratively prohibited:
- Is the tunnel correctly configured from the command line?
- Is the tunnel correctly configured within Firefox?
- What tests can be performed to confirm the issue?
Diagnostic questions and any actionable guidance to reach the goal is appreciated.