fonehome - Remote access to machines behind firewalls

Property Value
Distribution openSUSE Leap 15.0
Repository openSUSE Network Utilities all
Package name fonehome
Package version 1.1.0
Package release lp150.20.1
Package architecture noarch
Package type rpm
Installed size 25.66 KB
Download size 20.25 KB
Official Mirror
fonehome allows remote access to machines behind firewalls using SSH
port forwarding.
The fonehome client is a daemon that runs on remote client machines that
are behind some firewall that you either do not control or do not want
to reconfigure, but which does allow normal outgoing TCP connections. The
clients use SSH to connect to a fonehome server to which you have direct
access. The SSH connections include reverse-forwarded TCP ports which
in turn allow you to connect back to the remote machine.
This setup is useful in situations where you have several machines
deployed in the field and want to maintain access to them from a central
operations server.


Package Version Architecture Repository
fonehome-1.1.0-lp150.1.3.noarch.rpm 1.1.0 noarch openSUSE Oss
fonehome - - -


Name Value
/bin/bash -
bc -
findutils -
insserv-compat -
openssh -
sed -


Name Value
config(fonehome) = 1.1.0-lp150.20.1
fonehome = 1.1.0-lp150.20.1
sysvinit(fonehome) -


Type URL
Binary Package fonehome-1.1.0-lp150.20.1.noarch.rpm
Source Package fonehome-1.1.0-lp150.20.1.src.rpm

Install Howto

  1. Add the openSUSE Network Utilities repository:
    # zypper addrepo opensuse-network-utilities
  2. Install fonehome rpm package:
    # zypper install fonehome




2017-03-14 -
- Add Requires(pre): insserv-compat. insserv is no longer part of
a standard SUSE setup, since we have long switched to systemd.
2016-01-07 -
- Upgrade to version 1.1.0
+ Improvements to fhshow(1); support IPv6 and UDP sockets
2013-12-10 -
- Upgrade to version 1.0.31
+ Add support for connecting to multiple servers (issue #1)
+ Log connection attempts and status to syslog (issue #2)
2013-02-19 -
- Revert inadvertent spec file changes in previous commit
2013-02-18 -
- Upgrade to version 1.0.28
2013-02-12 -
- Move home directory to /var/lib/fonehome-sever
- Tighen security with no-pty and permitopen=""
- Remove sshd_config mods from %post script
2013-02-06 -
- Remove unnecessary %clean
2013-01-23 -
- Install README, COPYING, and CHANGES file as %doc
2013-01-12 -
- Create %ghost files during %install
2013-01-03 -
- Update to release 1.0.21

See Also

Package Description
fonehome-server-1.1.0-lp150.20.1.noarch.rpm Server for fonehome SSH connections
fping-4.1-lp150.180.1.x86_64.rpm A program to ping multiple hosts
glb-0.7.4-lp150.2.1.x86_64.rpm TCP Connection Balancer
gnu-netcat-0.7.1-lp150.14.1.x86_64.rpm GNU variant of universal network utility
gobi_loader-0.7-lp150.2.1.x86_64.rpm Firmware loader for Qualcomm 3G modems
googler-3.5-lp150.3.1.noarch.rpm Google Search, Google Site Search, Google News from the terminal
googsystray-1.3.1-lp150.1.1.noarch.rpm System Tray Notifications for various Google Services
gtping-0.15-lp150.1.1.x86_64.rpm GTP Ping
hexinject-1.6-lp150.1.2.x86_64.rpm Hexadecimal and raw packet injector and sniffer
horst-5.1-lp150.7.1.x86_64.rpm IEEE 802.11 wireless LAN analyzer
hostname-3.21-lp150.18.1.x86_64.rpm Utility to Set/Show the Host Name or Domain Name
htp-0.4.10-lp150.4.1.x86_64.rpm HTTP Time Protocol
httping-2.5-lp150.1.1.x86_64.rpm Ping-like tool for HTTP requests
httppp-1.4.0-lp150.1.1.x86_64.rpm HTTP Passive Probe Application
httpry-0.1.8-lp150.2.2.x86_64.rpm An HTTP Logging And Information Retrieval Tool