I have this problem. There is an udp video stream accessible only on the local network, but I need to access it outside of the network. I have Linux machine (multiple actually) with root access.
There is a small utility that makes the stream accessible on the local machine on port 1234.
./ping -h streamserver -p 1234
If I run it I can access the stream using vlc or mplayer.
mplayer udp://@:1234 vlc udp://@:1234
Now, I'm trying to create a port foward from my remote machine and access the port, but it is failing.
ssh me@machine -L 1234:127.0.0.1:1234
Any tips what I'm doing wrong?