making FreeBSD phone home via SSH

Bill Moran wmoran at
Wed Mar 26 09:58:19 PDT 2008

In response to Elliot Finley <efinleywork at>:

> Hello all,
> I have an interesting project.  I have several FreeBSD servers that I
> will be deploying to remote locations.  They will be sitting behind a
> NAT.  I would like them to make a SSH connection to a local server
> sitting on a public IP.  I need them connected in a way that will give
> me remote shell access.
> Has anyone done this before?  I'd rather not re-invent the wheel.

You _could_ do this, but why not use OpenVPN or IPsec to create a VPN
(where the remote nated machines are VPN clients, and your local machine
is a VPN server)

The right tool for the job, I'd say.

Bill Moran

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