I have looked far and wide and have not quite found the answer. I am running ubuntu 11.10, openssh, and vsftpd.
I am trying to configure my FTP to tunnel over ssh. My ssh connection works just fine and I can create the tunnel to my FTP port. When I go to use Filezilla to connect, it hangs at "Waiting for Welcome Message".
I think it is an iptables issue, but I can't seem to figure out what needs to be changed. When I take iptables down, it connects just fine. I don't want to open any more external ports, just my one SSH port, and I can't seem to get it right on the internal port forwarding rule. I always end up opening it to the outside.
I would love some help if anyone has any ideas and I hope I have made it clear. Thank you in advance!!