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Is it possible for the Splunk SDK to connect to the instances by tunneling through a bastion host?

karthik40us
Explorer

Hi,

Is it possible for the Splunk SDK to connect to the instances by tunneling through a bastion host? We have a pretty locked down environment where we only allow access to instances via a bastion host. Is there way to configure the SDK to tunnel through a bastion host from the source machine (laptop/desktop)?.

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jkat54
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Since ssh tunnels just forward whatever through them, there's no reason this wouldn't work.

Setup a tunnel in putty on the bastion host with local port 8888 and the destination will be the ip of the Splunk server on the other side of the bastion host followed by :8089 (10.0.0.1:8089 for example). Save the putty session for future use. Connect to the bastion host. Then point your sdk at localhost:8888.

As long as tunneling is allowed and mapping ports locally is allowed on your machine, life should be good. You may need to run putty as admin in some cases.

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jkat54
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Since ssh tunnels just forward whatever through them, there's no reason this wouldn't work.

Setup a tunnel in putty on the bastion host with local port 8888 and the destination will be the ip of the Splunk server on the other side of the bastion host followed by :8089 (10.0.0.1:8089 for example). Save the putty session for future use. Connect to the bastion host. Then point your sdk at localhost:8888.

As long as tunneling is allowed and mapping ports locally is allowed on your machine, life should be good. You may need to run putty as admin in some cases.

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