ssh tunnelling with Telepathy and ssh-contact

I needed to connect remotely to my brother's computer to help him fix something, in the past I relied on the X Windows protocol for these things: the people I was helping just needed to open a remote xterm on my screen (with $ xterm -display my.public.ip.address:0.0) to let me operate on their system , it was insecure —no encryption in the communication— but it was one simple command for them to copy and paste as I were putting on my end all the boring details about port forwarding and access control, but this time I wanted to try something different.


Misc Links of August 2010

I am cleaning up the bookmarks in the web browser and reading some things I had on hold since quite some time, here are some links I'd like to propose you:


An extremely brief survey of Link-Local XMPP

If you want to communicate on a LAN with your friends/coworkers, there's no need to use a server: a possible solution to the Serverless Messaging problem is Link-Local XMPP.