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Secure Connection Series: Port Forwarding and SSH

From our general outline, this article will revolve around the first three items: Open a Port on your home networks router/modem Install OpenSSH on your home machine Configuring the SSH server: sshd_config Port Forwarding Most networks today are set up with a router or firewall between you and the internet at large. Because of this […]

Secure Connection Series: Aka VPN, SSH, Tunnelling

In this series we will progress through the steps on how to remotely connect to your home computer. In this example I will mostly lean on my expertise in Linux, however many of these techniques will apply to Mac OSX and to a lesser extent Windows. Having looked into solutions for OSX and Windows, I […]

New System for the Parents

After hearing complaints from my parents about their ailing computer (which is a kludge of used and random bits of hardware) I decided to get them a new machine. A System76 Koala Mini, pre-installed with Ubuntu. Since they currently use Debian, moving them over to Ubuntu should be seamless. I have used Debian for some […]

New Laptop with kUbuntu Action

My new laptop finally arrived. It is a Dell Precision M90. It is an Intel Core Duo 2.16ghz machine with a beautiful 17″ WUXGA screen (1920×1200), DVDRW, bluetooth, and a Dell 1490 Wifi adapter. Why am I specifying the adapter? Because, before deciding on this laptop, I did a little research into Linux compatability. I […]