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Accessing a remoted forwarded port from a third host

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http://superuser.com – I have two servers server1 and server2 from server1 issue the following command ssh user2@server2 -N -R 9080:localhost:80 Now from server2 I issue the following command: wget http://localhost:9080 this works the file downloaded by wget is the file hosted by the webserver running on server1:80 From a independent machine I issue the following command wget http://server2:9080 This doesn't work - the command eventually times out. I don't see any clues in server2's syslogs. I've replaced all my firewall rules on server2 with: iptables -P INPUT ACCEPT iptables -P OUTPUT ACCEPT iptables - (HowTos)