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THIS REPOSITORY IS NO LONGER MAINTAINED. Please see https://github.com/net-ssh/net-ssh-gateway for the currently maintained version. Thanks! -- A gateway class for tunneling connections via SSH over a forwarded port.

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Net::SSH::Gateway

DESCRIPTION:

Net::SSH::Gateway is a library for programmatically tunneling connections to servers via a single “gateway” host. It is useful for establishing Net::SSH connections to servers behind firewalls, but can also be used to forward ports and establish connections of other types, like HTTP, to servers with restricted access.

FEATURES:

  • Easily manage forwarded ports

  • Establish Net::SSH connections through firewalls

SYNOPSIS:

In a nutshell:

require 'net/ssh/gateway'

gateway = Net::SSH::Gateway.new('host', 'user')

gateway.ssh("host.private", "user") do |ssh|
  puts ssh.exec!("hostname")
end

gateway.open("host.private", 80) do |port|
  Net::HTTP.get_print("127.0.0.1", "/path", port)
end

gateway.shutdown!

See Net::SSH::Gateway for more documentation.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • net-ssh (version 2)

If you want to run the tests or use any of the Rake tasks, you'll need:

  • Echoe (for the Rakefile)

  • Mocha (for the tests)

INSTALL:

  • gem install net-ssh-gateway (might need sudo privileges)

LICENSE:

(The MIT License)

Copyright © 2008 Jamis Buck <jamis@37signals.com>

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the 'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED 'AS IS', WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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