Hi there, As you know we don’t have access to the key-pair to connect to our instances. So the solution is using convox CLI “convox instances ssh INSTANCE_ID”. I’m wondering to know if it possible to create an SSH tunnel with local forwarding to one of the instances?
I don’t think there is local port forwarding, but in case this is helpful for anyone:
Obviously you can get a shell in your application with
cx run process /bin/bash
cx exec abcdefgh1234 /bin/bash
If you need to copy a file to your process, pipes work over
exec so you can do:
cat myfile.txt | cx run process 'cat > /my_volume/myfile.txt'
cat myfile.txt | cx exec abcdefgh1234 'cat > myfile.txt'
to get a file onto a process. It’s a bit clunky but it will do in a pinch.
You can also proxy resource ports locally with
cx resources proxy.
And you can always spin up a new EC2 instance in the rack’s VPC if you just need a workspace behind the firewall.
This doesn’t cover all use-cases, but between these 4 things, we haven’t needed SSH access yet.