Topic "How to emulate Unix -L option to ssh?"

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I am trying to make an ssh connection with the -L Unix option.

-L port:host:hostport
Specifies that the given port on the local (client) host is to be forwarded to the given host and port on the remote side. This works by allocating a socket to listen to port on the local side, and whenever a connection is made to this port, the connection is forwarded over the secure channel, and a connection is made to host port localport from the remote machine. ...

I searched the site and could not find the WinSCP equivalent of this.

Using v3.7.4


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WinSCP does not support tunneling. Bear in mind that WinSCP is file transfer tool. Tunneling has nothing to do with file transfers. You can use PuTTY.
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PuTTY did the trick, thanks!

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