While my home setup is unlikely to change any time soon, I recently started pondering switching my main workstation at work from Windows 7 to XUbuntu, and making my secondary machine my Windows 7 system. But if Windows 7 is no longer the Synergy server, but a Synergy client, how do you keep the connection secure through SSH? Easy! Keep the Windows box as the SSH server, just change the tunnel direction. Read on for additional details.
Just a quickie post about something that was requested of me by the other engineers. You can rename your interfaces (which usually start as something like “eth0″, “em1″, or “p1p1″ depending on hardware and CentOS version) to something a little more useful. Here’s how.
Subject to changes: Windows 7 is where I find myself spending most of my time: At home it’s my game machine, and at work … well, it makes a passable platform for my email and web browsers. So, that’s where my keyboard and mouse live. However, at both home and work I have an Ubuntu (Linux variant) system next to the Windows box, and occasionally I add my laptop (also running Ubuntu) to the mix. I use Synergy to control the Linux systems from the Windows system, and use SSH tunnels to secure the connection. Here’s how I do it.
I finally got the job I’ve been wanting for, oh, nearly a decade now (if not more). In this job I’m the go-to admin for the servers (almost all CentOS based) that support a large (3000+ device) network. Cisco routers run the network, and we have servers that are connected to “monitor” ports. One of the principle tasks of these servers are to allow network engineers to run packet captures. Thing is, interesting things can happen as far as IPv6 is concerned when you have systems getting IPv6 router advertisements on server interfaces that don’t actually do more than just accept packets …
THIS IS A LONG ONE. I’ve been reading up on IPv6, but haven’t had much of a chance to actually play with it. For the average user, once implemented, it’s supposed to be a seamless switch. I doubt that’s going to be the case. For the geek (particularly the network guru), it’s going to be a major change. Here’s what it is, and what I think about it …
My university/soon to be former employer has their student (or former student) email run by Google. When attempting to add my GMail account as a second account on my Samsung Epic, I would get this error. Read on for my solution and pointers …
A quickie blog post about Google Voice, a service where Google provides you the ability to read your voice mail or ring multiple numbers from one phone number.
A strange FTP problem was actually the result of one of the systems ignoring TCP Window Scaling. Details below.
I got around to playing with this tonight. Here’s what I’ve learned and some step by step instructions on how to go about tethering your Sprint based Blackberry Tour 9630 to your Mac via Bluetooth.