A quick update on the tunneling an SSH connection through a firewall to allow Limewire, torrents etc.I have been experiencing SSH dropouts, and terminations at the server end. This is slightly annoying especially when I leave torrents running over night only to find the SSH connection dropped 5 minutes after I left it.
After some searching I found that you can get a package called autossh, installed by:
sudo apt-get install autossh
Once installed its just a matter of replacing ssh with autossh in the command you use to set up the tunnel.
Autossh then monitors the connection and auto reconnects if the link ever drops out for whatever reason.