Posts Tagged ‘SSH’

My second Raspberry Pi came at the end of last week[1], so now I have one to tinker with in addition to the first that I’m using as a media player. It turns out that it’s not just SD cards that the raspi is fussy about, I had a real struggle getting either of my […]

Firstly let me say that I like Linode a lot. They had a promotion running a little while ago which got me going with my first virtual private server (VPS), and I only moved off to somewhere from lowendbox after the promotion because my needs are small (and I wanted to match my spend accordingly)[1]. […]



For some time I’ve used SSH tunnels as a means to pretend that I’m somewhere else to avoid geography filters, or to otherwise sneak past content filters. This is fine for regular HTTP(S) traffic from a browser, where it is easy to define a proxy server, but doesn’t work so well for other applications – […]

I run a bunch of Linux (mostly Ubuntu) VMs on my main machine at home, which happens to be a laptop. I use VirtualBox, but what I have to say here is probably applicable to most host based virtualisation environments. My requirements are pretty simple: The VMs need to be able to access the Internet […]

Since I started using Amazon EC2 as a web proxy I’ve found that I’m exploiting it pretty regularly. Every time that I see one of those ‘you can’t access that content from your country’ type messages I have a choice. I can give up and move on, or I can fork out 2¢ to spin up […]

I’ve been meaning to try this out for some time, and my recent trials with Amazon’s US Kindle Store prodded me into action. The theory Popular SSH clients (like OpenSSH and Putty) have features that allow tunneling. Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) normally have some way of being administered over SSH. So… start up an EC2 […]