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

Zac Medico zmedico at gmail.com
Thu Jan 27 01:42:40 PST 2011

On 01/26/2011 12:55 AM, Xavier Claessens wrote:
> 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:

Thanks, I like that idea. I've filed bug 33579 [1] with a patch.

>> 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.

I might try experimenting with various XMPP clients/servers to see if
they support messages of this sort.

[1] http://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=33579


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