I'm having trouble getting an SSH tunnel to work.
I have a Windows client running an ftp server on port 55555. I've tested it locally and it's working.
I'm connecting to my server using plink (command line putty) using this command:
plink email@example.com -R 55555:localhost:55555
I've also tried:
plink firstname.lastname@example.org -L 55555:localhost:55555
in either case I can run netstat -tunelp | grep 55555 to see that the port appears to be open. However when it try to connect to the windows ftp by typing in ftp localhost:55555 on the Ubuntu machine it just says something about an unrecognized service and doesn't connect.