How do I bypass a proxy to test network connectivity

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This Knowledge Base article was written specifically for the Atlassian Server platform. Due to the Restricted functions in Atlassian Cloud apps, the contents of this article cannot be applied to Atlassian Cloud applications.


Sometimes it's necessary to test connectivity to a single application from a single workstation. The methods described in this article should only be used if you need to test connectivity from a single workstation. To bypass an application link permanently, see How do I bypass a reverse proxy for use in Application Links. Adding a secondary connector to Tomcat allows for an alternate route of communication to the application.

For Putty on Windows:

Setting up an SSH tunnel (also called port forwarding) using Putty

For Mac or Linux:

Type into Terminal:

ssh <operating system username on the remote system>@<hostname or IP> -L <local port>:hostname:<confluence port>

For example:

ssh admin@server -L 9998:server:8090

After setting up the tunnel browse to http://hostname:<local port> and the local port will be forwarded to the Confluence port on the remote host.

For Remote Desktop on Windows:

If the server is Windows and Remote Desktop access is available for administration just RDP to the server, launch a browser and access the site using http://localhost:8090/ or http://localhost:8090/confluence (Providing Confluence is on it's default port)

Last modified on May 25, 2016

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