Richard Mitchell wrote:
[...]
> # echo "bouncehost: " $bouncehost
> # echo "target : " $target
> # echo "port : " $port


If you're going to do this then you would be better off with

echo "bouncehost: $bouncehost" >/dev/tty 2>/dev/null

so that the output goes to the controlling terminal (if you have one)
rather than stdout. This means that anything expecting the ssh
connection to be clean (eg scp, rsync) will still work.

> ssh $bouncehost nc -w 1 $target $port


I have a hack that adds "portforward from stdin/out" which is useful for
this kind of thing as it does not require netcat on the intermediate
host (eg "ssh -N -L stdio:$target:$port $bouncehost"). The syntax is
ugly but it works.

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