Would you like to learn how to configure port forwarding using SSH? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to configure local and remote port forwarding on a computer running Windows.

Port forwarding is also known as TCP port tunneling.

• Windows 2012 R2
• Windows 2016
• Windows 2019
• Windows 10
• Windows 11

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Tutorial Windows - Local port forwarding using SSH

As an Administrator, start an elevated command line.

Windows - Elevated command prompt

Install the OpenSSH client.

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Redirect the local port 8888 to a remote server on port 80.

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Windows - Static port forwarding

Open a browser and try to access the local port 8888.

Windows - Port forwarding

Redirect any incoming connection on port 9999 to a remote server on port 80.

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Windows - SSH Static port forwarding

Create a firewall rule allowing incoming connections on the TCP port.

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Open a browser and try to access any IP address of the local host on port 9999.

Windows - Port forward TCP port

To stop the port forwarding, quit the SSH session.

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Congratulations! You are able to configure the local port forwarding using SSH on Windows.

Tutorial Windows - Remote port forwarding using SSH

As an Administrator, start an elevated command line.

Windows - Elevated command prompt

Install the OpenSSH client on your computer.

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Optionally, install the SSH server on the remote computer.

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Redirect the remote port 7777 to the local port 3389.

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Windows - SSH remote port tunneling

On the remote computer, check if the TCP port 777 is listening.

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Here is the command output.

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To stop the port forwarding, quit the SSH session.

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Congratulations! You are able to configure the remote port forwarding using SSH on Windows.