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My current situation is that I have my personal laptop, and I there is a workstation I need to be able to mount. But before I can get to that workstation, I first need to ssh into the gate of the network.

So basically, if I only want to connect to the workstation I need to do this:

ssh username@gate

$ ssh username@workstation

Is there a way for me to mount the workstation directly into ubuntu? So I can work on my documents on the workstation?

Any ideas on how to do this?

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This should be possible with SSH-forwarding. E.g.

$ ssh -f -L 2200:username@workstation:22 username@gate -N
$ sshfs -p 2200 localhost:/path/to/remote/dir /path/to/mount/point

However, the administrator of your gateway computer might have disabled SSH forwarding, in which case I think you're out of luck with this option.

Another possibility is to use SSH-bouncing. IMHO it is a bit more involved and requires you to possibly install netcat on the gateway machine.

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Well, I tried the first option, but I get channel 2: open failed: administratively prohibited: open failed read: Connection reset by peer Does this mean the SSH forwarding is disabled? I also have no admin rights on the gate box, so that's no option... – user57197 Apr 27 '12 at 13:11
Yep, the admin was careful and closed that loophole. – Michael Wild Apr 27 '12 at 13:12

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