Any code of your own that you haven't looked at for six or more months might as well have been written by someone else.
I am doing a startup!
Cross-browser testing from your browser!
I have written my fourth book!
Be faster than Larry Wall at command line!
You're viewing a comment by Anon and its responses.
SOCKS, besides being an abysmally awful protocol, is not supported by the majority of Internet software, so the advice you give is of limited usefulness. When I am confronted with a thoroughly hostile firewall, I depend on Net::Proxy. Accept no lesser substitutes.
On Linux you can LD_PRELOAD trick to make any software use a socks proxy. Socksify does that, also tsocks does that.
Net::Proxy indeed is a good one. Much better than my primitive tcp-proxy. But I wrote it out of curiosity, hadn't used IO::Socket and IO::Select in ages and wanted to refresh my knoweldge.
If you want to make some SOCKS proxy available to all your applications, possibly better way than using tsocks is implementing iptables-based solution with the help of redsocks (git repository). See my tip Making SOCKS proxy transparent for example.
Another useful (in this context) ssh option is -g, but it requires turning GatewayPorts on in sshd_config.
(why do I need your e-mail?)
It would be nice if you left your e-mail address. Sometimes I want to send a private message, or just thank for the great comment. Having your e-mail really helps.
I will never ever spam you.
(Your twitter name, if you have one. (I'm @pkrumins, btw.))
* use <pre>...</pre> to insert a plain code snippet.
* use <pre lang="lang">...</pre> to insert a syntax highlighted code snippet.
For example, <pre lang="python">...</pre> will insert Python highlighted code.
* use <code>...</code> to highlight a variable or a single shell command.
* use <a href="url">title</a> to insert links.
* use other HTML tags, such as, <b>, <i>, <blockquote>, <sup>, <sub> for text formatting.
Type the first letter of your name: (just to make sure you're a human)
Please preview the comment before submitting to make sure it's OK.
Peteris Krumins' blog about programming, hacking, software reuse, software ideas, computer security, google and technology.
Reach me at:
Or meet me on:
Subscribe through an RSS feed:
(what is rss?)
Subscribe through email:
Enter your email address:
Delivered by FeedBurner
I am being sponsored by Syntress since 2007! They bought me an amazing dedicated server to run catonmat on. If you're looking web services in Chicago area, I highly recommend the Syntress guys!
I love to read science books. They make my day and I get ideas for awesome blog posts, such as Busy Beaver, On Functors, Recursive Regular Expressions and many others.
Take a look at my Amazon wish list, if you're curious about what I have planned reading next, and want to surprise me. :)
See all top articles
See all downloads
See more detailed list of recent articles
See more detailed category information
See more detailed list of all articles
catonmat's source code.
If you are interested in advertising on catonmat.net, contact me.