No matter how savvy you think you’re being when downloading torrents there is always someone watching. This site records the IP addresses of torrent users and saves them to a database. It can tell you the name of the files that you have downloaded as well as your location and the dates that the files were downloaded. Check the link to see if you’ve been caught
Searching Google for relevant results can be somewhat of a mixed bag. Try to make the most of your searches with the tips shown in the link below.
If you are at work or school and you are trapped behind a strict firewall then why not create a tunnel to your home computer and route all the traffic through that tunnel giving you unrestricted internet access.
All these directions are based on using a Linux based computer. I’m sure it can be done in Windows too I just haven’t tried it.
This post describes how to ssh to a personal server using authenticated proxy. SSH (Secure Shell) is typically used to log into a remote machine and execute commands, but it also supports tunneling, forwarding TCP ports and X11 connections; it can transfer files using the associated SFTP or SCP protocols.
Normally we use NetCat to ssh outside using proxy server but if its not support proxy user / pass to authenticate by proxy server and then ssh outside. Here we will use a package called connect.c.
connect.c is the simple relaying command to make network connection via SOCKS and https proxy. It is mainly intended to be used as proxy command of OpenSSH. You can make SSH session beyond the firewall with this command.
This can be achieved by other methods too but this works for me.
1) Download connect.c software.
2) Compile connect.c Using GCC
gcc connect.c -o connect
and then copy to directory in your PATH i.e /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin
cp connect /usr/bin
3) Congiure ssh_config
append following line
ProxyCommand /usr/bin/connect -H proxy.yourserver.com:8080 %h %p
4) Export Proxy User / Pass as variable
It is insecure but we have to used it. If your proxy doesnt use user/pass for authenticatio, you can skip this.
Thats it now you can ssh outside without any restriction
An in depth article on setting up SQUID to control web access on your network.
It’s no secret that I love Open Source. I love the freedom it brings to a user, no licence fees, no pirating software and generally there’s a great community behind Open Source projects that help a user to find their feet. YaCy is no different.
I was reading an article about a guy that was trying to move from Google. He was trying to find an Open Source alternative to all the Google products that he used. While the article was very interesting the main project that stood out for me was his alternative to the Google search engine.
YaCy is a completely Open Source search engine that is based on the P2P model. It’s extremely easy to set up and it runs on your local machine (after installation just point your browser to http://localhost:8090)
The installation takes only three minutes. Just download the release, decompress the package and run the start script. On linux you need OpenJDK6. You don’t need to install external databases or a web server, everything is already included in YaCy.
I only installed it last night on my home machine and haven’t had a chance to give it a full workout but when I do I will report my findings back here but on first inspection it is an incredibly powerful and incredibly easy to install personal search engine.
*Edit* Did I mention that it is cross platform and will run on Windows, Linux and OSX?
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I just stumbled upon a site that is giving free .free domain names. Just click on the link below if you are interested.
I had Chromium installed on Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit and it was working fine. I was connected to the web using a password protected HTTP Proxy server. Now I’m not sure exactly what changed, whether it was an update to Chromium, an update to Ubuntu or some change that I made but one day Chromium would no longer connect through the proxy.
I tried the usual “turn it off turn it back on” and uninstall and reinstall the browser but none of it seemed to work. After spending about an hour trying to get it working I just went back to using Firefox, that was until today. Today I was looking at different browser extensions when I came across one that I wanted to try out. Unfortunately for me it was only available for Chrome. This brought me back to the original problem that I had.
I fired up a terminal and entered chromium-browser into it to launch the browser. I was keeping an eye on the terminal as I changed the proxy settings in Chrome when I spotted this line
Major: (0×00020000) An invalid name was supplied | Minor: (0x96C73AF3) Cannot determine realm for numeric host address
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There are a lot of websites out there that allow you to stream TV to your computer for free. This is another one of those sites! Magnet, an Irish broadband provider, is providing RTE1, RTE2, TV3, TG4 and 3e for free once you register on their website
This will definitely be of great benefit for those people that are trying to rid themselves of TV licence fees. I’m unsure for how long this service will be free or if indeed it will be working this time next week but at least for now it lets you watch the Irish TV channels on your computer.
I’ve designed a few sites in my day. It was only yesterday that I was reminiscing with a friend about the days of editing HTML in Notepad! Things have changed a lot since then.
Years ago, I’m talking late 90′s here, search engines used to index sites based on meta tags that were put in to a websites header. This obviously was open for abuse whereby people that had a teddy hospital would put non related tags in their HTML headers so that their site would show up regardless of the search strings that a user would enter. The internet of those days was a lawless wild west type of place!
Then a small company from California tried their hand at indexing websites to return relevant results and as a result Google was born. Google revolutionised the way we search for content online and as a result they revolutionised web design.
This article is going to try to explain the best practises for getting a good rating on Google (known as Search Engine Optimisation or SEO)
1. Try to create relevant original content on your website. If you have a website that is dedicated to D.I.Y then write articles on D.I.Y. Keep an online diary of projects that you’ve been working on and the pitfalls that you encountered and how you overcame them.
2. Trade links with like minded websites. If you keep a blog on your website then link to relevant articles that people using your website will enjoy or find useful. Building up relevant incoming and outgoing links can be a slow laboursome task but with some persistance you will get there.
3. Keep your content fresh. An ideal website is one that engages the readers interest almost immediately. People will stop returning to your site if after one or two visits they don’t see any new content. In this day and age where online access is so readily available you need to keep up-to-date. A great way to do this is to link your website to your Twitter feed or Facebook or to create a forum whereby your readers keep the content of your site fresh for you.
4. Create articles that are descriptive and not too generic. This is common sense. If you have a D.I.Y. shop in Dublin, Ireland then there is no point in creating a page or article that just says D.I.Y. Shop. This search term will bring back results for D.I.Y. shops right across the world. To get good results you will need to be specific such as D.I.Y. Shop, Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland. Unless you are a global supplier of D.I.Y. equipment you will want to rank higher on local searches than global ones.
5. List your website on local buy and sell websites. The best way to do this is to enter a search term in Google that you would like to be listed on. Check the first 10 results. Are there any online directories listed on that first page? If so then why not advertise with those sites that way even if your site doesn’t show up on the first page of a search at least your website will be listed if a potential client clicks into an online directory.
6. List your site with Google places. This is a really good way to get your website listed higher on Google. I designed a website that was on the second page of a Google search. When I added the business to Google places it turned up as the first result on page one. It wasn’t a link to the website but it was the first result of the first result (which was a Google places search result)
7. Harness the power of Twitter and Facebook. This is not an easy thing to do but if you can configure your website to automatically update your Facebook pages and Twitter pages at least that way your followers know that there is fresh content on your site.
8. This is probably the most important lesson that I can give … be patient! Unless you have an endless supply of money to spend on advertising you might find that you will spend months of your time and will have very little to show for it. If this is the case try to analyse your methods and tweak them until you find something that works for you.
They are probably the best tips that I can give for anyone that is building a website and trying to get it to rank on Google (or any other search engine)