I know how proxy servers work inside and out in theory, but the practice is getting the best of me.
I need to configure a SOCKS proxy within the same network as my management IP so it remains abstracted from users. I have a vCenter cluster that I can deploy any recommended OS on, but to simplify here is the setup:
- Storage system mgmt IP = 10.244.244.15
- SUSE11 VM IP = 10.244.244.10
- Windows XP IP = 10.244.244.5
On the SUSE system, I ran
ssh -ND 1080 <user>@<storage mgmt ip>, but that didn't result in end-to-end connectivity.
I was running a
tcpdump on the same port at that time and saw some traffic attempted:
17:42:26.669953 IP 10.x.x.x.54214 > x.x.com.socks: S 3287828135:3287828135(0) win 5840 <mss 1460,sackOK,timestamp 6708230 0,nop,wscale 6>
17:42:26.669968 IP x.x.com.socks > 10.x.x.x.54214: R 0:0(0) ack 3287828136 win 0
- Less importantly, what did I do above?
- More importantly, how can I configure a SOCKS proxy in this environment?