can't tunnel through iptables

Ethy H. Brito ethy.brito at
Wed Nov 22 21:47:21 CET 2006

On Wed, 22 Nov 2006 13:03:16 -0700
Alex Feldman <alex at> wrote:

> I would like to run the IMAP protocol through an ssh tunnel.  So leaving
> the orignal script in place, I su'd to root on my laptop and entered the
> following command:
> ssh -L 143:myserver:143 myserver

What does your IMAP server line on thunderbird say?
Did you change it to localhost on port 143??
> ssh -L 8118:myserver:143 myserver
> to try to set up the tunnel without being root, but nothing seems to
> work - thunderbird always tries and retries and eventually gives up
> trying to establish a connection.

a tcpdump might help. what does it say?


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