Connect to google talk through ssh by setting your IM client to use the localhost 5432 port

ssh -f -N -L 5432:talk.google.com:5222 user@home.network.com
If your firewall or proxy at your location prevents connection to a particular host or port, you can use ssh to tunnel to your home server and do it there instead.

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By: dcabanis
2009-06-05 23:17:21

What Others Think

I've used this in the past to get around firewalls, but one thing to remember. If they have the port blocked, they might have a good reason for it.
rattis · 496 weeks and 5 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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