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[dsdp-tm-dev] RE: SSH tunneling & port forwarding

Title: rseserver-2.0-unix.tar
Hi Patrick,
One option is to use the Eclipse Keyring for storing your tunnel credentials.
It's not strong encryption, but the Eclipse CVS connection and RSE also use
it for storing passwords. See RSE class
as well as associated Eclipse Platform Javadocs for how to use it.
I use it together with Eclipse startup commandline option
      -keyring C:/PDE/prefs/.ring
and use NTFS encryption on the .ring for extra security. For more details, see
The other option, since we are talking about SSH tunnels, is use private
key authentication for the firewall/proxy. You can use the SSH Preferences
as per
   Window > Preferences > General > Network Connections > SSH2
for the SSH Home Directory, public server keys, as well as private keys.
Access to these Preferences is via Eclipse API in the
plugin, see TM Terminal SSH Connection for an example how to use it:
Will you be at EclipseCon?
Martin Oberhuber, Senior Member of Technical Staff, Wind River
Target Management Project Lead, DSDP PMC Member

From: Patrick Juhl [mailto:patrick.juhl@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Dienstag, 04. März 2008 04:11
To: Oberhuber, Martin
Subject: RE: SSH tunneling & port forwarding

Hi Martin,
Sorry for the late reply but I have been away for a month. I am now back on my work for my bachelor project.
I would be happy to contribute as soon as possible, after fixing a few evident flaws.
The first one concerns the storage of the credentials for the firewall or other device where the port forwarding should take place. This might sound trivial but I have not found a proper way to do this. Using preferences or settings both seem to be a wrong approach.
Also, some work has to be done in order to improve the useability of the plugin. This concerns mostly restoring the tunnels at startup and so on. I have a basic solution that works for now but I believe it should be reviewed.
I hope I can still be of some help. Please feel free to comment.

Best Regards,
Patrick Juhl

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