The goal is to send commands to a thermostat from a WAN offsite network.

A thermostat sits behind a firewall at Because it was designed to blindly accept commands: I am reluctant to open a port and automatically forward traffic to it.

A unix box on the thermostat's LAN:




The thermostat's gateway & router runs SSH and is remotely accessible at gatorback.asuscomm.com.

The goal is to issue a curl command to the thermostat from 16.04 laptop, which is in another city. Is the preferred method to somehow create a SSH tunnel between 16.04 <=> router <=> thermostat? Any concrete examples using the above info is appreciated.

  • FQDN = gatorback.asuscomm.com
  • thermostat LAN IP =

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