Old versions of ssh in Centos 4, RHEL4?

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epperson
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Old versions of ssh in Centos 4, RHEL4?

Postby epperson » 2007/05/12 20:55:53

I'm suffering from a missing feature in the current ssh packages for EL4, a feature that works in the packages for FC6 (and in PuTTY, for that matter).
EL4 (RH and Centos) has:
openssh-clients-3.9p1-8.RHEL4.17.1
openssh-3.9p1-8.RHEL4.17.1
openssh-server-3.9p1-8.RHEL4.17.1

FC6 has:
openssh-clients-4.3p2-19.fc6
openssh-4.3p2-19.fc6
openssh-server-4.3p2-19.fc6

On FC6, I can use "ssh -fN -Llocaladdr:localport:remoteaddr:remoteport user@remotehost". On EL4, the "localaddr" part seems to cause "Bad forwarding specification".
Is there a reliable repo to get up-to-date versions of ssh for Centos, without getting into a dependencies jam later?

For the curious, one application for this is to have named tunnels to let me do support at another network where I have inbound ssh available to an internal box.
E.G.:
-Lsjtl-router:80:192.168.0.1:80 \
-Lsjtl-server:10000:192.168.0.100:10000 \
-Lsjtl-rector:5900:192.168.0.109:5900 \
-Lsjtl-secretary:5900:192.168.0.112:5900 \
where sjtl-router is mapped to 127.0.0.2 in my hosts file, sjtl-server to 127.0.0.3, etc. So, I can get to the router interface, server webmin, and VNC on the staff PCs
using the names and the standard port numbers. Without mapping to specific local IPs, I'd have to use and remember different local ports for each VNC mapping. And so on.

epperson
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Re: Old versions of ssh in Centos 4, RHEL4?

Postby epperson » 2007/05/13 14:53:19

Duh. Mis-posted in Centos 5 forum. Sorry--wish I could delete.

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Old versions of ssh in Centos 4, RHEL4?

Postby toracat » 2007/08/19 20:06:11

The forum titles now include the release name, CentOS 4, CentOS 5, etc. So this kind of mishap will be less likely from now on. Thanks to Arrfab for making this improvement.

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