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Jumphost Jump host allows to set-up connection to the server which can be used as a proxy server for discovery purposes. For connecting, IP Fabric uses the ‘sshuttle’ library that has the following requirements for the jump host.

Note

Please bear in mind, that once the connection is established, it will be enabled permanently, until disabled or removed! If there are any network issues, IP Fabric software will try to establish a connection periodically.

Note

At least one seed IP address has to be provided as a starting point behind Jumphost in seed configuration.

Setting up JumphostJump host

  1. Open jumphost jump host settings, using item Settings → Advanced → SSH/TELNET

  2. On At the bottom of the page, please select Add button

  3. Fill in all necessary data

    1. Label - the name for configuration (mandatory)

    2. Jumphost Jump host Address - IP address of fqdn FQDN name (mandatory)

    3. IPv4 subnets - subnet in CIDR representation, allows adding more than open, separated with spaces (mandatory)

    4. Exclude IPv4 subnets - subnet to exclude in CIDR representation, allows to add more than open, separated with spaces (optional)

    5. Login type

      1. Use credentials - require to provide username and password

      2. Use SSH keys - if you copied ssh public key to the proxy server, it won’t require providing a password (please jump to the SSH key configuration section)

    6. Username - username Username for authentication (mandatory)

    7. Password - password for authentication (mandatory if ‘Use credentials’ is used)

      i.e., refer to the picture below

  4. Click Add button

  5. If a connection is open, you will see the Running status in Jumphost list

Note

If you use 0.0.0.0/0 or another subnet which that includes your network from which you are connecting to IP Fabric, make sure you put your network to “Exclude IPv4 subnet”. Otherwise, your IP connection will be lost and you will have to recover from the console.

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  1. Download ssh key from Jumphost settings

  2. Save jumphost-public-key.pub

  3. Copy file content to authorized_keys file of the user that will authenticate with Jumphost server. Please follow official ssh.com documentation https://www.ssh.com/ssh/authorized-key

  4. Restart sshd service to apply settings

  5. If the key has been copied you can use the option ‘Use SSH keys' while adding a new Jumphost server, instead of 'Use credentials’

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Note

Only TCP connections work through Jumphostthe Jump host. Traceroute with ICMP is not supported so the discovery process might not be able to get over the unreachable part of the network (for example sites separated by the provider’s network). In this case, you will have to add at least one IP from each site to the seeds settings.