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(VBScript) TCP Socket through SSH Tunnel (Port Forwarding)

Demonstrates using Chilkat Socket to communicate to a TCP service through an SSH tunnel. This example will connect to an NIST time server and (using the old Time Protocol (RFC 868)), will read the current GMT time.

Note: This is not necessarily a recommended means for getting the current date/time. The most commonly used time protocol is the Network Time Protocol (RFC-1305). The intent of this example is to show how TCP communications can occur through an SSH tunnel.

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Dim fso, outFile
Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set outFile = fso.CreateTextFile("output.txt", True)

set tunnel = CreateObject("Chilkat_9_5_0.Socket")

'  Anything unlocks the component and begins a fully-functional 30-day trial.
success = tunnel.UnlockComponent("Anything for 30-day trial")
If (success <> 1) Then
    outFile.WriteLine(tunnel.LastErrorText)
    WScript.Quit
End If

sshHostname = "www.my-ssh-server.com"
sshPort = 22

'  Connect to an SSH server and establish the SSH tunnel:
success = tunnel.SshOpenTunnel(sshHostname,sshPort)
If (success <> 1) Then
    outFile.WriteLine(tunnel.LastErrorText)
    WScript.Quit
End If

'  Authenticate with the SSH server via a login/password
'  or with a public key.
'  This example demonstrates SSH password authentication.
success = tunnel.SshAuthenticatePw("mySshLogin","mySshPassword")
If (success <> 1) Then
    outFile.WriteLine(tunnel.LastErrorText)
    WScript.Quit
End If

'  OK, the SSH 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

maxWaitMs = 4000
useTls = 0
' channel is a Chilkat_9_5_0.Socket
Set channel = tunnel.SshOpenChannel("time-c.nist.gov",37,useTls,maxWaitMs)
If (channel Is Nothing ) Then
    outFile.WriteLine(tunnel.LastErrorText)
    WScript.Quit
End If

'  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
'  1 or 0 to indicate success.  If successful, the integer
'  is obtained via the ReceivedInt property.
bigEndian = 1
success = channel.ReceiveInt32(bigEndian)
If (success <> 1) Then
    outFile.WriteLine(channel.LastErrorText)

    WScript.Quit
End If

set dt = CreateObject("Chilkat_9_5_0.CkDateTime")
success = dt.SetFromNtpTime(channel.ReceivedInt)

'  Show the current local date/time
bLocalTime = 1
outFile.WriteLine("Current local date/time: " & dt.GetAsRfc822(bLocalTime))

'  Close the SSH channel.
success = channel.Close(maxWaitMs)
If (success <> 1) Then
    outFile.WriteLine(channel.LastErrorText)

    WScript.Quit
End If

'  It is possible to create a new channel from the existing SSH tunnel for the next connection:
'  Any number of channels may be created from the same SSH tunnel.
'  Multiple channels may coexist at the same time.
' channel is a Chilkat_9_5_0.Socket
Set channel = tunnel.SshOpenChannel("time-a.nist.gov",37,useTls,maxWaitMs)
If (channel Is Nothing ) Then
    outFile.WriteLine(tunnel.LastErrorText)
    WScript.Quit
End If

'  Review the LastErrorText to see that the connection was made via the SSH tunnel:
outFile.WriteLine(tunnel.LastErrorText)

'  Close the connection to time-a.nist.gov.  This is actually closing our channel
'  within the SSH tunnel, but keeps the tunnel open for the next port-forwarded connection.
success = channel.Close(maxWaitMs)
If (success <> 1) Then
    outFile.WriteLine(channel.LastErrorText)

    WScript.Quit
End If

'  Finally, close the SSH tunnel.
success = tunnel.SshCloseTunnel()
If (success <> 1) Then
    outFile.WriteLine(tunnel.LastErrorText)
    WScript.Quit
End If

outFile.WriteLine("TCP SSH tunneling example completed.")

outFile.Close

 

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