[Telepathy] client/service package for forwarding miscellaneous ports?

Xavier Claessens xclaesse at gmail.com
Wed Jan 26 00:55:46 PST 2011

Le mardi 25 janvier 2011 à 21:44 -0800, Zac Medico a écrit :
> Hi,
> I'm looking for client/service package similar to the existing
> ssh-contact package [1], but for the purpose of forwarding miscellaneous
> ports. The service should include a way to control which contacts are
> allowed to forward which ports. Is anyone aware if something like this
> already exists, or is anyone interested in working on something like
> this? I'd be willing to start a project like this myself, if necessary.

You could do an ssh tunnel using ssh-contact. It's not yet possible to
do this as ssh-contact CLI does not let you pass all options to the ssh
client, but that should be trivial to patch. I would appreciate such
contribution! Something like:


> Also, I'd like it to be possible for one person logged into two
> different computers simultaneously (with the same jid but different
> resources) to use this package to forward ports between these two
> computers. I was hoping that Connection.Interface.Resources might be
> useful for this purpose [2]. Can anyone comment on the feasibility of this?

I don't think it is possible to create a Tube between 2 resources of the
same contact. I agree that would be great, but I'm not sure that's
technically possible with XMPP... I'm not expert on this though.

Xavier Claessens.

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