I had this question after viewing Jump servers for remote access across very large enterprise
I have an update to our requirements for a jump server. They want a jump server for the enterprise for maintenance only. They want the ability to ssh to internal devices (behind the firewall) and to ping (icmp) so that they can check the health of devices behind the firewall. The firewall would only allow ping and ssh from the jump servers. So two basic questions:
1. Is it viable to create a ping "jump server"? I haven't seen any in practice and don't know if it is commonly done. How is it done?
For the file transfers and reports, etc. they are proposing to "push" the updates out as opposed to pulling the data from remote requests. This would be better as far as traversing the firewall.
2. Looking for tips on how to create a "push" reporting (file transfer) application. Any experience out there?
Network Detail: This enterprise network has several branch offices behind firewalls. The ssh and ping come from hq and maintenance centers into the branch offices. The outgoing reports go from branch office to other branches and to hq.