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(Node.js) SSH Tunnel Inside another SSH Tunnel

Demonstrates how to create a TCP/IP socket connection through an SSH tunnel that is dynamic port forwarded through another SSH tunnel.

Install Chilkat for Node.js and Electron using npm at

Chilkat npm packages for Node.js

Chilkat npm packages for Electron

on Windows, Linux, MacOSX, and ARM

var os = require('os');
if (os.platform() == 'win32') {  
    if (os.arch() == 'ia32') {
        var chilkat = require('@chilkat/ck-node11-win-ia32');
    } else {
        var chilkat = require('@chilkat/ck-node11-win64'); 
    }
} else if (os.platform() == 'linux') {
    if (os.arch() == 'arm') {
        var chilkat = require('@chilkat/ck-node11-arm');
    } else if (os.arch() == 'x86') {
        var chilkat = require('@chilkat/ck-node11-linux32');
    } else {
        var chilkat = require('@chilkat/ck-node11-linux64');
    }
} else if (os.platform() == 'darwin') {
    var chilkat = require('@chilkat/ck-node11-macosx');
}

function chilkatExample() {

    // Starting in v9.5.0.49, all Chilkat classes can be unlocked at once at the beginning of a program
    // by calling UnlockBundle.  It requires a Bundle unlock code.
    var chilkatGlob = new chilkat.Global();
    var success = chilkatGlob.UnlockBundle("Anything for 30-day trial.");
    if (success !== true) {
        console.log(chilkatGlob.LastErrorText);
        return;
    }

    // This example requires Chilkat version 9.5.0.50 or greater.
    var tunnel = new chilkat.SshTunnel();

    var sshHostname = "www.ssh-serverA.com";
    var sshPort = 22;

    // Connect to an SSH server and establish the SSH tunnel:
    success = tunnel.Connect(sshHostname,sshPort);
    if (success !== true) {
        console.log(tunnel.LastErrorText);
        return;
    }

    // Authenticate with the SSH server via a login/password
    // or with a public key.  
    // This example demonstrates SSH password authentication.
    success = tunnel.AuthenticatePw("mySshLogin","mySshPassword");
    if (success !== true) {
        console.log(tunnel.LastErrorText);
        return;
    }

    // Indicate that the background SSH tunnel thread will behave as a SOCKS proxy server
    // with dynamic port forwarding:
    tunnel.DynamicPortForwarding = true;

    // We may optionally require that connecting clients authenticate with our SOCKS proxy server.
    // To do this, set an inbound username/password.  Any connecting clients would be required to 
    // use SOCKS5 with the correct username/password.
    // If no inbound username/password is set, then our SOCKS proxy server will accept both
    // SOCKS4 and SOCKS5 unauthenticated connections.

    tunnel.InboundSocksUsername = "chilkat123";
    tunnel.InboundSocksPassword = "password123";

    // Start the listen/accept thread to begin accepting SOCKS proxy client connections.
    // Listen on port 1080.
    success = tunnel.BeginAccepting(1080);
    if (success !== true) {
        console.log(tunnel.LastErrorText);
        return;
    }

    // Now that a background thread is running a SOCKS proxy server that forwards connections
    // through an SSH tunnel, it is possible to use any Chilkat implemented protocol that is SOCKS capable,
    // such as HTTP, POP3, SMTP, IMAP, FTP, Socket, etc.  The protocol may use SSL/TLS because the SSL/TLS
    // will be passed through the SSH tunnel to the end-destination.  Also, any number of simultaneous
    // connections may be routed through the SSH tunnel.

    var tunnelB = new chilkat.Socket();

    // Indicate that the socket object is to use our portable SOCKS proxy/SSH tunnel running in our background thread.
    tunnelB.SocksHostname = "localhost";
    tunnelB.SocksPort = 1080;
    tunnelB.SocksVersion = 5;
    tunnelB.SocksUsername = "chilkat123";
    tunnelB.SocksPassword = "password123";

    // Open a new SSH tunnel through the existing tunnel (via what we treat as a SOCKS5 proxy,
    // but it is actually a dynamic port-forwarded SSH tunnel).
    success = tunnelB.SshOpenTunnel("www.ssh-serverB.com",22);
    if (success !== true) {
        console.log(tunnelB.LastErrorText);
        return;
    }

    // Authenticate with ssh-serverB.com
    success = tunnelB.SshAuthenticatePw("uname","pwd");
    if (success !== true) {
        console.log(tunnelB.LastErrorText);
        return;
    }

    // OK, the SSH tunnel (within a tunnel) is setup.  Now open a channel within the tunnel.
    // Once the channel is obtained, the Socket API may
    // be used exactly the same as usual, except all communications
    // are sent through the channel in the SSH tunnel.
    // Any number of channels may be created from the same SSH tunnel.
    // Multiple channels may coexist at the same time.

    // Connect to an NIST time server and read the current date/time
    // channel: Socket
    var channel;
    var maxWaitMs = 4000;
    var useTls = false;
    channel = tunnelB.SshOpenChannel("time-c.nist.gov",37,useTls,maxWaitMs);
    if (channel == null ) {
        console.log(tunnelB.LastErrorText);
        return;
    }

    // The time server will send a big-endian 32-bit integer representing
    // the number of seconds since since 00:00 (midnight) 1 January 1900 GMT.
    // The ReceiveInt32 method will receive a 4-byte integer, but returns
    // true or false to indicate success.  If successful, the integer
    // is obtained via the ReceivedInt property.
    var bigEndian = true;
    success = channel.ReceiveInt32(bigEndian);
    if (success !== true) {
        console.log(channel.LastErrorText);

        return;
    }

    var dt = new chilkat.CkDateTime();
    dt.SetFromNtpTime(channel.ReceivedInt);

    // Show the current local date/time
    var bLocalTime = true;
    console.log("Current local date/time: " + dt.GetAsRfc822(bLocalTime));

    // Close the SSH channel.
    success = channel.Close(maxWaitMs);
    if (success !== true) {
        console.log(channel.LastErrorText);

        return;
    }

    // Stop the background listen/accept thread:
    var waitForThreadExit = true;
    success = tunnel.StopAccepting(waitForThreadExit);
    if (success !== true) {
        console.log(tunnel.LastErrorText);
        return;
    }

    // Close the SSH tunnel (would also kick any remaining connected clients).
    success = tunnel.CloseTunnel(waitForThreadExit);
    if (success !== true) {
        console.log(tunnel.LastErrorText);
        return;
    }


}

chilkatExample();

 

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