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How to use SSH Via HTTP Proxy using Corkscrew in Ubuntu

Posted 12-31-2008 at 01:18 AM by sridhar11

If you want to ssh your vps server or your home computer from your work place (assuming you are using http proxy).You need to use Corkscrew.corkscrew is a simple tool to tunnel TCP connections through an HTTP proxy supporting the CONNECT method. It reads stdin and writes to stdout during the connection, just like netcat.

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pv (Pipe Viewer) - Shell pipeline element to meter data passing through

Posted 12-31-2008 at 01:17 AM by sridhar11

pv (Pipe Viewer) can be inserted into any normal pipeline between two processes to give a visual indication of how quickly data is passing through, how long it has taken, how near to completion it is, and an estimate of how long it will be until completion.To use it, insert it in a pipeline between two processes, with the appropriate options.

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Howto: making slackware packages from source without slackbuilds

Posted 12-30-2008 at 06:33 PM by ErV
Updated 02-21-2009 at 08:50 AM by ErV

[SIZE="5"][b]Making slackware packages from source[/b][/SIZE]

I'm posting this because some people have problems with making packages from source code, and howto where I learned how to do it isn't available anymore.

[color=red][b]WARNING![/b][/color]:
1) howto is pretty short and doesn't dive into details too much (although I initially thought about overview of commonly used build systems).
2) This doesn't work for all packages, only for most...
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Rootkit Hunter announces release 1.3.4

Posted 12-30-2008 at 05:23 PM by unSpawn

Finally Rootkit Hunter release 1.3.4 is here listing 4 additions, 8 changes and 9 bugfixes. Thanks to all contributors who made this release possible by providing code, submitting ideas, bugs, fixes, documentation, testing from CVS, helping out on the rkhunter-users mailing list and promoting Rootkit Hunter.
Even though it's a given by now, the project wouldn't be going anywhere without John Horne...
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Update: remote Linux management via Python and ssh

Posted 12-30-2008 at 02:25 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 02-03-2009 at 09:16 PM by rocket357

I installed paramiko and tested out ssh.py (see the Edit on my last post). Python isn't just easy to use, it's *incredibly* easy to use...and now it's even more powerful and easy to use than before (is that possible?!?).

The problem with my last post is that you have to manually manage timing. It's a serious pain (Edit - relatively speaking, of course)...you "stdin.write("""<some long-running command>""")", and then you have to time.sleep()...
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