For those so inclined, here’s an interesting article on SSH Port Forwarding (SSH Tunneling). Here:
Note: The default binds the port to localhost interface. (A good thing! The tunnel is accessed only on the machine with the listening port) Also, if you define the destination_host as other than “localhost” then any portion outside the tunnel is clear txt (May or may not be a good thing, but you might have a need for it). Example:
Relyt# ssh -L (port number):www.relyt.com: (port number) elsewhere
Anyway, I don’t want to steal this guy’s thunder so I’ll bow out. He provides good explanations with examples. (Best served with a pretty good understanding of SSH).