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ssh user@server -R server:port1:localhost:port2   

This way ssh will forward requests to server:port1 to localhost:port2, but anyone can connect to server:port1.

So I'm wondering of there's something that can do this but at the same time supports authentication?

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    what authentication? You can't simply do authentication on the TCP level. – Jakuje Jan 11 '17 at 15:20
  • @Jakuje so this is technically impossible? – SparedWhisle Jan 12 '17 at 10:17
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    If you state it this way, no. If you create the forwarding only on localhost, then you need co authenticate to the server using ssh and only then you can connect to the localhost port, if that would be enough. – Jakuje Jan 12 '17 at 10:19
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You can easily do this using another ssh tunnel from your local machine.

First, you have to block external connections to port1 of your server using iptables:

iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport port1 -i eth0 -j DROP

where eth0 is your WAN port.

Then create direct tunnel at port1 of your server from local port 5000 and this very step requires authentication

ssh -L user@server 5000:localhost:port1

Now you can connect to 5000 port of your local machine as if you connect to server:port1.

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