How to bypass a proxy to test network connectivity
Platform Notice: Server and Data Center Only - This article only applies to Atlassian products on the server and data center platforms.
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:
For Mac or Linux:
Type into Terminal:
ssh <operating system username on the remote system>@<hostname or IP> -L <local port>:hostname:<confluence port>
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
(Providing Confluence is on its default port)