Posts Tagged ‘SSH’

I like to have permanent SSH connections from (a VM on) my home network to the various virtual private servers (VPSs) that I have scattered around the globe as these give me SOCKS proxies that I can use to make my web traffic appear from the US or the Netherlands or wherever (as mentioned in […]


TL;DR I thought I could put Squid in front of an SSH tunnel, but it can’t do that. Thankfully Polipo can do the trick. Why? I was quite happy when it was just spies that were allowed to spy on me (even if they might have been breaking the law by doing so), but I […]


Update (13 Mar 2014) – this presentation is also available on YouTube I did a presentation at the open source hardware users group (OSHUG) last night. Click to the second slide to get the TL;DR version: With more time I’d like to get some quantitative material on the memory footprint of various cipher suites and […]


A friend of mine recently returned from working in the US for 3 years, where he’d got to like listening to Internet radio using Pandora. He wanted to get things set up so that he could listen to Pandora on his kitchen stereo. Challenge #1 – be in the US Pandora uses IP geolocation to […]


This post first appeared on the CohesiveFT blog. One of the announcments that seemed to get lost in the noise at this week’s IO conference was that Google Compute Engine (GCE) is now available for everyone. I took it for a quick test drive yesterday, and here are some of my thoughts about what I found. Web interface […]


One of the things that attracted me to buying a Chromebook was reports I’d read that it would run Ubuntu (and run it fast). Today my 32GB Transcend Class 10 SDHD card arrived, so I set to work installing ChrUbuntu – Ubuntu 12.04 packaged up for the Chromebook[1]. Like some others I hit an issue […]


I got my Chromebook a week ago, so it’s time to reflect on my experiences so far (beyond my initial first impressions). The good parts Blogging – it’s pretty much a perfect blogging tool, and I’ve managed to get a lot of posts done in the past week. The holiday may have had something to […]


I’ve been without a laptop for a few weeks[1], and whilst tablets are fine for consumption and the occasional comment I’ve missed having a keyboard for proper creative work. I’ve been tempted by Lenovo’s Black Friday sale for the X230[2], various Ultrabooks and Netbooks[3], but by the time I’d got an SSD[4] I’d be looking at £400-£500. […]


In part 1 I went through setting up an SSH tunnel, and waking up machines on the home network. In this part I’ll run through how to use various protocols and clients to connect to machines on the home network. SSH tunnels on PuTTY SSH lets you tunnel many other protocols through it (using a […]


In this post I’m going to cover setting up a network tunnel and waking up other computers on the home network. Why use a Raspberry Pi? A tunnel needs two ends, so at home this means leaving at least one machine switched on – keeping the electricity meter turning. One of the great things about […]