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hpr0723 :: How to be a safe computerist

Preparations and precautions for keeping your computing safe while urban camping

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Hosted by Klaatu on 2011-05-10 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
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Duration: 00:38:12

Urban Camping.

Tips and tricks for the Urban Camper

Klaatu brings his Urban Camping series to a close with a discussion of how to be a safe computerist whilst urban camping. He covers ssh, X Forwarding, tor, tcpdump, and general computer common sense.

The ogg version is available from GNU World Order.


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Comment #1 posted on 2011-05-15 14:39:45 by JBu92

Re:SSH forwarding

to pipe your data through SSH, it'd be much better to do a real tunnel (ssh -d 8080 server) and pipe your browser's traffic through localhost:8080 (or whatever port you want to use). it's much less bandwidth-intensive than using remote apps, and it's easier to do from windows (just need putty, not putty and xming)

Comment #2 posted on 2011-05-28 00:11:10 by t13one

Re:SSH forwarding

2 additions to JBu92's comment: 1.) The type of proxy running on this dynamic port should be SOCKS5. 2.) You should also make sure your browser is tunelling all DNS requests through this connection. In Firefox's about:config page, "network.proxy.socks_remote_dns" should be true.

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