Proxy and port forwarding

This article is more like a case study on when to use proxies and when to just stick to simple port forwarder. Also discusses in detail on what each of those is, and the tools falling under each category.

At office, we have our solution - basically a bunch of HTTP services, deployed on openstack which is not directly accessible from external network. We were asked to use a jump server (a.k.a jump box/jump host) - a server in the middle which has access to both, private network of the solution and the external network.

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