This is a brief tutorial on how one can connect from a home computer (PC or Mac, normally outside the campus network) to a work PC behind the fireware of the College of Engineering network. Two outdated references are here (for PC) and here (for Mac).
127.0.0.1:[port]where [port] can be any available TCP/UDP port on the home PC. For example, 3390
[remote pc address]:[remote port]where [remote pc address] should be something like 128.104.***.*** and [remote port] should be any available TCP/UDP port on the remote work PC
Basically, the process is similar to the above for PC. The only two differences are: 1) there is no need to use PuTTY under Mac, since Mac has its own ssh client (best of unix-like systems) and 2) the Remote Desktop Connection program is the Mac version. The second difference can be ignored. So all the things we have done in PuTTY for PC can be simplified by a command in the Mac Terminal:
ssh -L [local TCP/UDP port]:[remote pc ip address]:[remote TCP/UDP port] [username]@best-tux.cae.wisc.eduFor example
ssh -L 3390:22.214.171.124:3389 firstname.lastname@example.orgThe rest is the same to step 10 in the above tutorial for home PC.