Port Forwarding

This class provides an easy way to forward local ports to another host/port. This is useful to provide a way to access Ethernet-connected devices from a computer tethered to the roboRIO USB port. This class acts as a raw TCP port forwarder, this means you can forward connections such as SSH.

Forwarding a Remote Port

Often teams may wish to connect directly to the roboRIO for controlling their robot. The PortForwarding class can be used to forward the Raspberry Pi connection for usage during these times. The PortForwarding class establishes a bridge between the remote and the client. To forward a port, simply do PortForwarder.add(int port, String remoteName, int remotePort).

@Override
public void robotInit() {
   PortForwarder.add(8888, "frcvision.local", 80);
}
void Robot::RobotInit {
   PortForwarder::Add(8888, "frcvision.local", 80);
}

Important

You can not use a port less than 1024 as your local forwarded port. It is also important to note that you can not use full URLs (http://frcvision.local) and should only use IP Addresses or DNS names.

Removing a Forwarded Port

To stop forwarding on a specified port, simply call remove(int port) with port being the port number. If you call remove() on a port that is not being forwarded, nothing will happen.

@Override
public void robotInit() {
   PortForwarder.remove(8888);
}
void Robot::RobotInit {
   PortForwarder::Remove(8888);
}