Local port Forwarding on Windows

What is port forwarding?

In computer networking, port forwarding or portmapping is an application of network address translation (NAT) that redirects a communication request from one address and port number combination to another while the packets are traversing a network gateway, such as a router or firewall.

 

What is cool about local ssh Port Forwarding?

SSH port forwarding, or TCP/IP connection tunneling, is a process whereby a TCP/IP connection that would otherwise be insecure is tunneled through a secure SSH link, thus protecting the tunneled connection from network attacks. Port forwardingcan be used to establish a form of a virtual private network (VPN).

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