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Linux Desktop Revisited

Lately it's been just one insufferable disaster after another. So I was thinking to myself, "Self, what's the one thing that can make us even MORE miserable than we already are?"

The answer, naturally, was to make one more go at trying to build the perfect Linux desktop. ...more

August 31, 2010 #linux #macos

OpenSSH as a SOCKS proxy

From the OpenSSH's ssh_config(5) manpage, the DynamicForward keyword (and associated command-line switch -D):


Specifies that a TCP port on the local machine be forwarded over the
secure channel, and the application protocol is then used to determine
where to connect to from the remote machine. ... Currently the SOCKS4
and SOCKS5 protocols are supported, and ssh(1) will act as a SOCKS

What can we do with this? ...more

May 08, 2008 #network #security #ssh #sysadmin