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I'd like to setup an sftp tunnel so that I can connect to an IP-secured SFTP server through a gateway computer from anywhere, and download the files to anywhere.

I was thinking of using a combination with netcat, having it listen to either WinSCP or PuTTY sFTP (doesn't matter which). Not sure how I would download the files to the connecting computer though. I would like the tunnel to be secured, preferably, with a username/password.

I'm open to using alternative software but I'm looking for unintrusive, simple command line stuff because I don't want to install a lot on this computer.


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It would be useful to know what operating systems you are running on both the SFTP and gateway machines. – Lawrence Velázquez Nov 30 '10 at 0:55
Windows on both – babonk Nov 30 '10 at 3:05
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Install OpenSSH server and Netcat on the gateway and then it becomes a matter of using ProxyCommand properly.

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