Recently I needed to learn how to access a http resource from work from my home computer. Being relatively new to ssh, I was completely unaware I could forward a port and access the required resource form my home computer.
If you can ssh into your work server, you can perform local port forwarding using the following ssh command.
ssh <username>@<hostname> -L <localport>:<host>:<hostport>
ssh firstname.lastname@example.org -L 8080:localhost:8057
The above example, forwards localhost:8057 from my work server’s to my home computer’s localhost:8080, giving me local access to a resource previously not accessible.
To learn more about local and remote port forwarding check out this website.