Although I’m quite aware this subject has probably been blogged to death, this entry serves two purposes. For one my memory is shot and I need to write this somewhere to help me not forget. The second is the simple fact that this site is, after all, for the beginner.
Imagine yourself the following scenario: You’re at work (or one of your clients) and you need to RDP out to your place. Then you remember port 3389, amongst others, are blocked from going outside the corporate network. What does a bored admin do…? What will he do? He organizes ahead of time so as to be able to connect home using a SSH Tunnel.