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Tunneling HTTP and HTTPS over port 8080

Last post: Tuesday, January 27, 2004 4:43 PM by Support, 2 reply

Tuesday, January 20, 2004 2:07 AM - Chris Parker

Tunneling HTTP and HTTPS over port 8080

I have used Xshell to successfully tunnel to things like VNC servers, but I cannot seem to tunnel to a web server on our intranet using Xshell -- I can tunnel to the web server OK using PuTTY and access it using http://localhost:8080, but the same tunnel configuration in Xshell does not work -- it just returns the standard "page not found" instead of the ID/Password authentication pop-up. The web server is on port 8080 -- is there something I'm missing that is keeping this from working in Xshell?
Tuesday, January 20, 2004 11:14 PM - Support

Re: Tunneling HTTP and HTTPS over port 8080

We have found a small problem in port forwarding channel. It will be fixed and we will post a solution in the next week.

Technical Support
Tuesday, January 27, 2004 4:43 PM - Support

Xshell 1.2 beta is available now.

Please uninstall the previous version and install Xshell 1.2 beta at:


It fixes the tunneling problem with HTTPS. All sessions created before will be retained in Xshell 1.2 beta.

Xshell 1.2 beta has the following new features:

- Supports the SFTP protocol.
- "Same host" toolbar button.
- Options for the Backspace key sequence.
- Enhanced processing of double-byte encodings.

We appreciate your feedback.

Technical Support