Entries from February 2008

A Bit More on VNC over SSH

February 27th, 2008 · No Comments

I just re-read my earlier post on using TightVNC to easily setup an SSH tunnel for sending VNC data over. I can’t believe I forgot to point out some additional points: You don’t need to make a separate VPN connection to your work network if your company has an externally facing host that is open […]

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Tags: IT/Network

Installing Squirrelmail for IMAPS on CentOS 5.1

February 25th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Over the weekend I moved e-mail service from one machine to another, and in the process, decided to limit client connections to the IMAPS protocol for security’s sake. Unfortunately, I found that this broke the default Squirrelmail configuration on CentOS 5.1. In this post I talk about what I discovered and point out the easy fix that got Squirrelmail working again.

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Tags: IT/Network

VNC over SSH – TightVNC Makes This Easy

February 23rd, 2008 · 3 Comments

For awhile now, I’ve known that the protocol used by RealVNC isn’t very secure in that it sends passwords and content in cleartext over the network. This isn’t so bad when you’re accessing machines on your local LAN, but I’ve recently been in numerous situations where I needed to VNC to a machine over a […]

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4 More SDV HD Channels

February 19th, 2008 · No Comments

As of yesterday, Time Warner Austin has added an additional four new HD channels to the local cable lineup. As expected, these are all SDV (Switched Digital Video) which means that my Tivo can’t get them. Here’s the new lineup: TLC HD (channel 1615) — The Learning Channel in HD. Seems to be simulcast (showing […]

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Tags: Home Theater