As a lazy DSS system manager, needing to create secure database connections over ssh tunnels some times, I would like DSS to have a facility to securely record the needed commands to open connection-specific tunnels. And recognize the status of the tunnels over time. This will provide a one-stop-shop for creating and managing connections. Now If I need such a secure tunnel, I end up having to start the tunnel before or during my DSS session. Always prone to errors and unreliability for scenario building.
There is apparently no way to manage an ssh tunnel that is associated with a database connection over the internet.