Re: how conflicting multiple local port forwardings should be solved

On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 10:52:30AM +0200, Ariel Burbaickij wrote:

ssh -L 7777:localhost:7777 some_user_name1@system1

Then the second user comes and sets up the section in following way:

ssh -L 7777:localhost:7777 some_user_name1@system2

He is successful in setting the second port forwarding session.

Really? I get an error when I try to duplicate your results:

imadev:~$ ssh -L 7777:localhost:22 vandev
RSA host key for IP address '' not in list of known hosts.
wooledg@vandev's password:
bind: Address already in use
channel_setup_fwd_listener: cannot listen to port: 7777
Could not request local forwarding.

On attempt to connect to local port 7777 second user is forwarded to system1.

Right, because the second user failed to set up the forward. So he's
just using the successful first forward, which anyone on the client
system can use.