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abbaZaba
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Jan 2, 2011, 10:15 PM
 
I have two Macs behind one network and I would like to be able to access both filesystems through SFTP. I can forward port 22 to one of the Macs, but this leaves the other firewalled. The router I have am using is a Linksys BEFSR81.

I know that on an Apple router you could have it setup so that if an incoming connecting came on, say, port 28756, it would send the traffic to a specified NAT address on port 22. such: initiate connection outside of network with mydns.com:28756 and internally it would send to connecting to 192.168.1.x:22.

the BEFSR81 has options for port triggering and I have a feeling this is the feature I need, but I can't quite figure it out. this is the what I can see:


there is nowhere to specify the NAT address, so I am confused as to how to configure that...

This would be much easier if there was an easy way to change the SFTP port on Snow Leopard...
PS- both macs are running 10.6.5
     
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Jan 2, 2011, 10:44 PM
 
Have you tried editing sshd_config in /etc?

Instead of #Port 22 try Port 60022 or whatever.
     
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Jan 2, 2011, 11:17 PM
 
What you want is in the "Port range and Filtering" the page you're on is for outgoing connections like games that need a 2 way connection.
     
abbaZaba  (op)
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Jan 3, 2011, 12:41 AM
 
It is "Port Range and Forwarding" not "...Filtering" and that is where all my set port ranges are for dedicated NATs for open ports....
     
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Jan 3, 2011, 12:42 AM
 
Originally Posted by Cold Warrior View Post
Have you tried editing sshd_config in /etc?

Instead of #Port 22 try Port 60022 or whatever.
is this really all there is to editing the SFTP port on SL? I remember trying to tackle this problem awhile back and after some Googling, I was under the impression that there were multiple instances buried in the OS where this had to be changed.
     
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Jan 3, 2011, 10:22 PM
 
Well I tried on my appletv (not SL, I know) and on 10.6.5 without success. Just got access denied on that port.

You could try this post.
     
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Jan 3, 2011, 10:27 PM
 
Originally Posted by Cold Warrior View Post
Have you tried editing sshd_config in /etc?

Instead of #Port 22 try Port 60022 or whatever.
I'm not sure, but I think I remember that fooling with the SSH ports on OS X is NOT a good idea.

I remember trying it a while back and it never worked.

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Yeah, it didn't work for me either. The link I gave above has another method, which appears to have been successful for that user.
     
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Jan 4, 2011, 10:40 PM
 
it bugs me that this is not very easy to do. there are tons of SFTP server options on Windows. why make it hard to do on OSX? how would one access filesystems of macs behind one network? VPN? that seems a bit overkill and not quite cross platform either.

for now I guess I will just mount the network drives on the mac with SFTP open and access the drives that way. not ideal, but it does keep it less confusing
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Jan 4, 2011, 11:26 PM
 
Originally Posted by abbaZaba View Post
how would one access filesystems of macs behind one network? VPN? that seems a bit overkill and not quite cross platform either.
Since you bugged us long enough, here's your solutions:

1) Slink - create your own VPN incl. full Bonjour support (Mac only)

http://forums.macnn.com/92/networkin...play-vpn-macs/

2) LogMeIn Hamachi2 (cross plattform)

https://secure.logmein.com/US/produc...2/default.aspx

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