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I would like to forward a port through a console without using a session in Putty. Is that possible?

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plink -v -N -L 1234:localhost:1234
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Thnx, -L 1234:localhost:1234 is what I was looking for. Actually I ws not aware, that plink is a console interface for putty, so you can login with it and to the usual -ssh -i "privatekey.ppk". The whole command: plink -ssh -i "privatekey.ppk" -L 1234:localhost:1234 – Skip Jan 13 '13 at 18:18
@Skip: Note that plink does not have terminal emulation – so it is really unsuited for "interactive" use. (For example, text editors won't work.) You should run plink only for portforwards (with -v -N), and keep PuTTY for everything else. – grawity Jan 13 '13 at 18:24
@Skip: (Also, the -ssh option is redundant.) – grawity Jan 13 '13 at 18:24

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