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Category Archives: Security

Phoning Home: Dynamic DNS Services

As referenced in the first part of my Secure Connection series, you need to know the IP address of your router. If you are behind the router, this is easy, but what if your router/cable modem/dsl changes its address. This happens from time to time, so it would be easier to just assign it a […]

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 […]