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Tags: #foss-india #linuxaayana, foss-india, FOSS.in, irc.foss-india.org
Did you ever dream of landing in an alien land or being treated as one in your own land? I had little such thoughts way back in time and that had made me start writing about my learning’s about technology, life etc in Kannada. Today I got a chance to share my work with enthusiasts at Barcamp Bangalore 10.
Thanks barcamp for the opportunity.
Tags: Kannada, Kindarajogi, LinuxaayaNa, Localization
Accessing SSH on networks powered through squid might be tricky if you’re new to tunneling etc. I was blocked by Squid from sshing to remote machines and making changes to squid config as well as iptables rules didn’t do any magic.
Corkscrew helped me recently to allow ssh access through HTTP-Proxy.
All that I had to do is to get Corkscrew from its homepage. Install it the linux way as follows.
Unpack and Compile corkscrew:
tar -xzvf corkscrew.tar.gz
You’re too good till here if everything goes fine. Lets see how we can use Corkscrew on SSH.
Suggest SSH command to use proxy by adding the following line to ssh configuration file that you find in your home directory. Mostly located in $HOME/.ssh/config. If you don’t find one, create it. Couple of lines marked below should go inside the config file.
ProxyCommand corkscrew http-proxy.example.com 8080 %h %p
Replacing http-proxy.example.com with the name or address of your http proxy and possibly replacing 8080 with the port on which the proxy listens, which may be 80 or 3128 in case of squid. The %h and %p will be replaced automatically by SSH with the actual destination host and port.
These lines tell the SSH client to start corkscrew to make the actual connection to the SSH server. The Host * line says that this will be done for ALL hosts.
That is it. Now try to ssh to remote machines and see a thumbs up by your terminal prompt.
Many time this trick even works to when you want to browse your networks securely by tunneling over your remote machine for browsers.
Interesting site explaining more about Corkscrew can be found here.
Tags: configuration file, Corkscrew, linux, Squid, SSH, ssh-proxy
You can quickly install ffmpeg on CentOS or RHEL server via dag repository.
To proceed insert following lines to /etc/yum.repos.d/dag.repo
name=Dag RPM Repository for Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Then run the following to install rpmforge-release info:
rpm -Uvh https://apt.sw.be/redhat/el5/en/i386/rpmforge/RPMS/rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el5.rf.i386.rpm
Finally update yum cache and install ffmpeg as follows:
yum install ffmpeg ffmpeg-devel
Tags: CentOS, cpanel, ffpmeg, RHEL
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Ever tried copying files to NTFS partitions on drive or onto portable drives while working on Linux? That might have made you feel sick to sit with a sluggish or totally hanged machine in hand. Reason: Its mainly because default …
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“A catalyst for discussion, to build a home for the users of Libre Graphics software, standards and methods” is out… Download Libre Graphics Magazine from https://libregraphicsmag.com/ Manifesto gives clear picture about why its being published with loads of information on …
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Be simple and no more hard steps uploading photos to flickr. I found this tool very handy from burtonini.com. Add caption, set, send to groups, set privacy settings for each photo that you upload. Ofcourse write a description and title in any language using input method tool. You can find my flickr account filled with photo. […]