Local port forwarding is good when you want to use SSH to pivot into a non-routable network. But if you want to access services on a network when you can’t configure port-forwarding on a router and don’t have VPN access to the network, remote port forwarding is the way to go.

Remote port forwarding excels in situations where you want access to a service on an internal network and have gained control of a machine on that network via a reverse shell of some kind. Whether you’re a pentester or system admin, this is a good thing to know about.

For example, let’s say you compromise a public… more

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