[Tutor] ssh socks proxy

kushal.kumaran+python at gmail.com kushal.kumaran+python at gmail.com
Thu May 17 05:01:44 CEST 2012

kushal.kumaran+python at gmail.com wrote:

>Adam Gold <adamgold at lavabit.com> wrote:
>>I'm trying to write a 'simple' script that will set up a socks proxy
>>over ssh and maintain the connection until manually terminated.   It's
>>not possible to use key-based authentication so a password will need
>>be supplied.  Also, note, the user is presented with a list of servers
>>to choose from at the beginning.  The actual ssh command is: 'ssh
>>23333 user at host'.
>>I've been tinkering with both pexpect and paramiko but fear I'm making
>>a mountain out of a mole hill.  I'm aware both have example scripts
>>ssh forwarding but, to be honest, they are both too complicated (aka I
>>don't know how to customise them).  Here is one script I've attempted
>>to get working and the associated error listing:
>>http://pastebin.com/jj8Fgvwm - script
>>http://pastebin.com/jRA8zpzi - error
>>Could anyone help me either correct the script I've started or suggest
>>an ockham's-razor-adherent alternative!  Many thanks.
>The error message indicates that there hostname HOST could not be
>resolved. You need to replace that with the value of the variable HOST.
>COMMAND = "ssh -vNDR 23333 {}@{}".format(USER, HOST)
>I'm curious to know why you can't use keys. They make things much

Excuse the incorrect ssh command. New mail client tripped me up.


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