So I've got a static IP on my Pace 5268AC modem/router combo. I also have a Netgear Nighthawk hanging off one of the wired ports on the pace. I'm using the pace for wireless and the netgear for wired. Reason being, I have a usb drive hanging off the nighthawk that I have configured as an smb shared drive. Both for backup and media server. I also have an esxi host connected to the nighthawk. I would like to be able to reach my wired devices from outside. So I'm trying to create a reverse ssh tunnel between the pace and the nighthawk.
Here's what I'm trying(on the nighthawk)-> ssh -fN -R 1000:localhost:22 <username>@<static public IP>
The response is asking for a password from the public IP, which tells me I'm getting through. Otherwise I would probably get more of a "denied" type response. I tried admin/<my password>, but it didn't work. I called Sonic Support to find out what the username password combo might be, but they informed me SSH is not supported with their equipment. Truth be told, the person I spoke to didn't seem so sure. He directed me to try the forum. So I'm here.
Has anyone tried this successfully?