Jamis,

On Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at 09:30  AM, Jamis Buck wrote:

>> Why not just call the method #tunnel?
>> Of course, whatever looks right from your house is fine by me.  
>> Thanks for Net::SSH!
>
> Well, the term the SSH docs use is "port forwarding", so if you're 
> familiar with SSH but not Net::SSH, it might be easier to find the 
> functionality if it is called "forward".
>
> Secondly, SSH supports two types of port forwarding: forwarding a 
> local connection to a remote machine, and vice versa (remote 
> connection to local machine). Thus, I see having a "forward_local" 
> method, and a "forward_remote" method. These would correspond 
> (respectively) to the -L and -R options of the OpenSSH "ssh" 
> executable.

Makes sense to me.  I mixed up my google search term for the command 
line options to ssh with the actual ssh options.  You're right, 
#forward_local is better.  Thanks for clarifying :-)

Cheers,

Patrick