Net::SSH::Gateway is a library for programmatically tunnelling 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.
Easily manage forwarded ports
Establish Net::SSH connections through firewalls
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! # As of 1.1.0, you can also specify the wait time for the # gateway thread with the :loop_wait option. gateway = Net::SSH::Gateway.new('host', 'user', :loop_wait => 0.001)
See Net::SSH::Gateway for more documentation.
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)
gem install net-ssh-gateway (might need sudo privileges)
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