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SSH2 with SOCKS5 proxy

by lightbringer (Novice)
on Jul 13, 2012 at 04:48 UTC ( #981555=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
lightbringer has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hi, I have successfully established SSH2 connection by using Perl. Now I would like to connect through a SOCKS5 proxy. And when I look at the manual of Net::SSH2, it seems to have no support to create such connection. Anyone knows how to do that? I have looked at NET::Perl::SSH but they say it was too old and hasn't been updated for a long time. Thanks in advance.

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Re: SSH2 with SOCKS5 proxy
by salva (Abbot) on Jul 13, 2012 at 06:30 UTC
    You can pass an open socket to Net::SSH2 connect instead of the host/port pair.

    So you can create the socket, connect to the proxy and do the SOCKS5 handshake yourself and then call $ssh->connect($socket).

    If you are on Linux/Unix you could even use an external program as socat to do the handshaking for you.

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