I am trying to setup port forwarding to access port 10050 via SSH on a remote server. I want to connecto to port 10050 on
localhost and that should forward my request via SSH to port 10050 on the server. So I tried the following:
$ ssh [email protected] -L 10050:10.11.10.72:10050 [email protected]'s password: Could not chdir to home directory /home/engelssh: No such file or directory Connection to 10.11.10.72 closed.
But where does this error come from? Why does it try to change to the
engelssh user’s home directory, even though I don’t need a login shell but just this port forwarding? Or is it a configuration issue on the server?
-N option. From the man page:
-N Do not execute a remote command. This is useful for just for‐ warding ports.
And of course your user probably should have a home directory, so you should also fix that.
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