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       dietForwarder - DIET tool to manage ssh tunnels between DIET components


       dietForwarder  - Tool for creating DIET forwarders. Forwarders are special components that
       serve as proxies and manage ssh tunnels between DIET components in complex networks.


          dietForwarder [options] ...


       Deploying DIET on heterogeneous networks that are not reachable by means  other  than  ssh
       tunnels  is  a  delicate  task.  DIET forwarders are special DIET components that serve as
       proxies between DIET components by creating ssh tunnels.

       dietForwarder is a command  to  instantiate  DIET  forwarders.   Forwarders  simplify  the
       maintenance  of ssh tunnels between DIET components, thus improving DIET's scalability and
       ease of configuration in complex network topologies.

       Before starting a DIET forwarder, you must:

       · launch omniNames on the local and remote hosts;

       · launch the remote peer, specifying its name and network configuration only;

       · launch the local peer and give it the remote peer's name, the ssh connection's  details,
         the remote port to use and the 'pass -C' option to create the ssh tunnel.

       [Remark: forwarders must be launched before the DIET hierarchy.]


       --name [name]
              String identifying the forwarder.

       --peer-name [name]
              String identifying its peer on the other network.

       --ssh-host [host]
              Host hosting the ssh tunnel.

       --ssh-login [login]
              Login used to establish the ssh connection (default: current user login).

       --ssh-key [/path/to/ssh/key]
              Path  to  the  ssh  key  (the  private  one!)  used to establish the ssh connection
              (default: $HOME/.ssh/id_rsa).

       --remote-port [port]
              Port the ssh host is listening on.

       --remote-host [host]
              Host to which the connection is made by the tunnel (corresponds to ssh  options  -L
              and -R).

       --nb-retry [nb]
              Number  of  times  that  the  local forwarder will try to bind itself to the remote
              forwarder (default: 3).

       --peer-ior [IOR]
              Passes the remote forwarder's IOR. By default, the local  forwarder  will  retrieve
              its peer's IOR.

       --tunnel-wait [seconds]
              Set  the  number  of  seconds  to  wait before considering that the tunnel has been


       Here is a simple configuration example:

       · We have two domains: net1 and net2. Forwarders will be launched on  hosts  fwd.net1  and

       · There's  no  link between hosts fwd.net1 and fwd.net2 but users may access fwd.net2 from
         fwd.net1 using a ssh connection.

       · Let's call the fwd.net1 forwarder Fwd1 and the fwd.net2 forwarder Fwd2.

       · One SeD lives in fwd.net2 while the rest of the DIET hierarchy lives on the net1 domain.

       Command line for launching Fwd1

          fwd.net1$ dietForwarder --name Fwd1 --peer-name Fwd2 \
            --ssh-host fwd.net2 --ssh-login dietUser \
            --ssh-key id rsa net2 --remote-port 50000

       Command line to launch Fwd2

          fwd.net2$ dietForwarder --name Fwd2


       DIET uses CORBA as its communication layer. While it is a flexible and robust  middleware,
       it  remains  hard  to  deploy DIET on heterogeneous networks that are not reachable except
       through ssh tunnels. DIET forwarders  help  the  administrator  to  configure  their  grid
       without  manually  setting-up  ssh tunnels, which is arguably neither simple nor scalable.
       DIET forwarders make it very easy to configure networks with such topologies.


       (C)2011, GRAAL, INRIA Rhone-Alpes, 46 allee d'Italie, 69364  Lyon  cedex  07,  France  all
       right reserved <>

       This  program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or mod‐ ify it under the terms
       of the GNU General Public License as pub‐ lished by the Free Software  Foundation,  either
       version  3  of  the  License,  or  (at  your  option)  any  later version. This program is
       distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the
       implied  warranty  of  MERCHANTABILITY  or  FITNESS  FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU
       General Public License for more details. You should  have  received  a  copy  of  the  GNU
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       GRAAL INRIA  Rhone-Alpes  46  allee  d'Italie  69364  Lyon  cedex  07,  FRANCE  Email:  <‐> WWW:


       omniNames(1), DIETAgent(1)


       On  some  systems,  forwarder  rules  will not work unless you use IP addresses instead of


       License: GPLv3


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