I'm trying to set up what should be a simple ssh tunnel, but I've run into a snag in that I don't see port 22 listed as an option in the relatively simple Verizon Mifi port forward options. This is a Fedora 14 install, btw.
The Mifi _does_ offer port forwarding on some other common ports, such as 21 (telnet) and 80 (http), dns server, pop3, etc. So what I'm wondering is if I can forward (does this make any sense at all?!!) localhost:22 to localhost:21 and port forward port 21 with the Mifi out to the real world. I'm not at all an ssh guru nor a port forwarding guru...is this possible? And if so...can I possibly set up sshd so that it automatically uses port 21 instead? Ideally, I'd like to connect via ssh like so:
ssh -L 8888:her.ip.add.ress:21 firstname.lastname@example.org so that I can then run command line stuff. I'm trying to set up a remote connection so I can troubleshoot my folks' computer remotely, so if this port forwarding won't work, is there a way to set up the Remote Desktop option in System > Administration so that it's viewable via the outside world? Currently it just says "only viewable on the local network."
I'm used to a genuine router where one has access to any and all ports. This has been a frustrating exercise in getting my mom thinking she wants Windows again. So any and all help to get her to stick with Fedora will be fantastic. Thanks in advance for any suggestions!