Use ssh to tunnel to project machines from outside uc.edu

The project monitors will use ports 8150-8180, all of which are blocked by the firewall maintained by UCIT. However, anyone having an account on a uc.edu machine such as gatekeeper or helios.ececs.uc.edu will be able to tunnel to any of those ports using port 22 via ssh. To do this in a unix operating system issue a command similar to the following:

   ssh -L 8180:helios.ececs.uc.edu:8180 helios.ececs.uc.edu
where the rightmost helios.ececs.uc.edu should be replaced by the uc machine you log into, the leftmost helios.ececs.uc.edu should be replaced by the machine running the project monitor, and all 8180 entries should be replaced by the port the monitor is listening to. If the above command succeeds, you can connect with your local machine at port 8180, or other, and it will have the same effect as connecting to port 8180, or other, on the remote machine (helios in this case). You can do this from Windows using Putty. Please do a google search to find putty - I know it is readily available.