October 8th, 2008

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Tweets for Today

  • 00:32 oh dear g*d, they are going to play the "debate" here while i wait in the terminal, and right now the press are gooing themselves for BHO #
  • 00:32 I'm at Dallas Fort Worth Airport (USA) - bkite.com/01MxZ #
  • 01:01 my TvBGone doesnt work in airports, darnit #
  • 01:13 for all blogging & tweeting the "debate", mention when "your guy" is wrong, & when "their guy" makes good point. else you're just mindless. #
  • 01:48 boarding soon. next stop, SJC #
  • 06:44 I'm at Radisson-San Jose Airport (1471 N 4th St, San Jose, CA 95112, USA) - bkite.com/01MFR #
  • 19:56 iChat doesnt do SOCKS well, Adium does, time to finally migrate #
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Usefulness of ssh -D

If you are ever stuck behind an outbound firewall, or someplace where you don't trust the local network, here is a neat hack.

From a command prompt, do ssh -D 8080 user@host to some host you can ssh to, that you do trust.

Then go to your network settings, and set a SOCKS proxy at localhost:8080

Now all your SOCKS aware applications, like your web browser, mail client, and IM client, will tunnel their traffic to that machine, and the local network and local outbound firewall can only see a single opaque ssh connection.