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  • Started 5 years ago by mananadg
  • Latest reply 5 years ago from sergei Larionov
  • mananadg Member

    Hello All,

    my schools data server is under another server. So usually when I access my data server I have to access external server via ssh then I ssh into the data server. I usually do this when I just want to view stuff. I guess thats called "tunneling". I want to do the same using fetch...can some one help?

    I currently use FUGU and it lets me do that quite easily...but a friend suggested me Fetch so I am trying it out.

    thanks

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi,

    Can you describe the steps you take to do this with Fugu? I'll try to figure out if the same steps are possible with Fetch.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • mananadg Member

    When I launch FUGU it comes up with SFTP window, just like Fetch. Using this I can connect to intermediate.server.edu

    However to connect to data.server.edu via tunnel, I do this:
    1) Under SSH, I select New SSH Tunnel

    Create Tunnel To: Data.Server.edu
    Port: 22 Local Port: 2222
    Tunnel Host: Intermediate.server.edu
    username: my username

    Once the tunnel is established, I use the SFTP window and connect to the data.server.edu using this:

    Connect To: localhost
    username: my username
    port: 2222

    When the connection is established it launches my home folder in data.server.edu

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi,

    To do this in Fetch you would set up the tunnel in the same way, and then in Fetch you would enter:

    Hostname: localhost
    Connect Using: SFTP
    Username: your username
    Password: your password

    Port: 2222

    To see the Port field you may have to click the button with the down-facing triangle.

    Let me know if that doesn't work.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • mananadg Member

    As I understood,

    I connected to intermediate.server.edu first.

    Then I open New Connection window, the inputs to which were what you told me. I guess it was the port number which was telling it to connect to data.server.edu, correct?

    But it would still not connect.

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi,

    The port number tells Fetch to connect to port 2222 on your Mac, which should connect it to one end of the tunnel.

    Another thing you might try is putting 127.0.0.1 in the Fetch Hostname field (instead of localhost).

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • mananadg Member

    that didn't work either...

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Could you try with Fugu, and before connecting take a screen snapshot with Command-Option-4? Then send that snapshot to bugs at fetchsoftworks dot com (ask for Jim) and I'll see what I can figure out.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • sergei Larionov Member

    Hello. I have the same problem. Tunneling doesn't work on my Mac, when using Fetch, even though I've tried to put 127.0.0.1 in the System Preferences -> Network as the default SOCKS proxy and Safari is now connecting to the web through the tunnel automatically. Still I'm unable to use it for SFTP with Fetch. Were you able to resolve the issue?

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi Sergei,

    We do not currently support using SFTP through a SOCKS proxy. I will add this to our list of requested features.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • sergei Larionov Member

    Thanks, I like Fetch interface and the way it interacts with file editing programs, using it whenever possible, but this is one of the major functions missing in Fetch, comparing to its Mac OS competitors. The other one is SSH key file support. SSH key files are used for such services as Amazon EC2.

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi Sergei,

    Would you be willing to test support for SFTP through a SOCKS proxy? If so, please send an email message.

    Fetch does support SSH key files. You'd want to follow the same instructions that you would follow to use them with command line sftp. Let me know if you run into any problems.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • sergei Larionov Member

    hello Jim. ok, emailing. About SSH key files, yes I know the workaround..

    Posted 5 years ago #

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