I use the ssh --help but it is not clear as to how to use that -D switch in there? I want to use a different port than 22 since I think it's been blocked. I only get " Bad dynamic port " no matter which port I use even 22. The server is running our telephones (Asterisk) and has OpenBSD installed on it. Has NO display at the console?! (may be KVM switch box problem? but other servers work via the same sw box!) , I need to get into it to see what the problem is and re run the asterisk (extensions/sip reload) commands to register a phone set. But no go! got root too. any help will be appreciated, I mean the real help lol not the one that comes with the commands.