How to set source address for outgoing SSH?

Kevin Stevens freebsd at
Tue Sep 28 10:42:45 PDT 2004

On Tue, 28 Sep 2004, Daniela wrote:

> I have some problems with an outgoing SSH connection to a machine on my
> LAN. Connections from the clients to the server work, but not vice
> versa. The server has two NICs and the connection should normally go
> through the inside interface, but the connection is initiated with the
> address of the outside interface instead. As a logical consequence, my
> firewall (which is running on the server) drops the response, with my
> outside address being shown in the firewall logs as source for the
> request, and my inside address being shown as destination for the
> response. The output of sockstat(1) shows the inside address being used
> as expected.

man ssh, look at the -b (bind) option.


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