Configure a VPN under Linux

Although NetworkManager on Ubuntu supports VPN’s, it doesn’t always work so this article describes how to setup a PPTP VPN … More

Configuring bind9 on Ubuntu 10.04

Some of the applications on Ubuntu 10.04 like Gwibber can fail if they don’t get responses quickly enough from a DNS so one solution is to run a local copy of Bind9.

This article covers how to install bind9 on Ubuntu 10.04 to act as a local dns server speeding up dns queries, configuring bind with your local network, adding slaves and how to use bind with remote servers over a vpn.

Enable Network Address Translation (NAT) on Linux

Enabling Network Address Translation on Linux is pretty simple. I use it to enable my local network to use a Mobile Broadband stick connected to an old laptop, but this will work for any interface, not just for Mobile Broadband.

ssh-askpass on OSX 10.5

I’ve been playing with NetBeans 6.7M3 and the latest Mercurial plugin and found that I couldn’t push to a remote … More