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Archive for April, 2009

Twitter Updates for 2009-04-29

  • Android CupCake official images for ADP1 (Android Dev Phone 1): http://www.htc.com/www/support/android/adp.html #
  • #PHP: “Getting SSL: fatal protocol error” with file_get_contents( ) to fetch a https/SSL URL ? Suffix @. i.e. @file_get_contents($url); #
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Twitter Updates for 2009-04-27

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Twitter Updates for 2009-04-25

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Twitter Updates for 2009-04-24

  • Firefox 3.0.9 which fixes several vulnerabilities is available for Fedora 10. yum update firefox #
  • IPL (Indian Premier League) cricket live streaming http://cricinfo.happyhost.org/ The “link 1″ is reasonably ok #
  • #android #linux #dev if “adb devices” does not show device, try disconnecting USB, reconnecting and “adb kill-server” and then “adb devices” #
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Twitter Updates for 2009-04-23

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Twitter Updates for 2009-04-22

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Twitter Updates for 2009-04-21

  • @juhib regarding your query “where to see the tweets of ppl you are following” along with urs, click on “Home” on top right after login #
  • @juhib reg Miley, you can send a direct message only to people who are following you too, besides you following them in reply to juhib #
  • Oracle acquires Sun Microsystem http://tinyurl.com/68muz7/www/story/04-20-2009/0005008591 #
  • Oracle acquires Sun: My worry is MySQL (on my/clients servers) and VirtualBox (on my laptop) ;-) #
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Secure File Transfer without Secure Shell

FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is the de-facto but unsecure method to transfer files. SSH (Secure Shell) and its family of services like SCP (Secure Copy) and SFTP (Secure FTP) allows you shell (telnet like) access as well as file transfer via SCP and SFTP, securely. By “securely” I mean the data is that flows across is encrypted including the username and password. SSH is a popular protocol for shell access and file transfer in the Linux world.

So given a choice, SCP/SFTP is a better option in terms of “security”. But enabling SFTP/SCP enables, by default, shell access too. Recently for one of my clients, the requirement was to use SCP instead of FTP while blocking shell access so that no user is able to login, in curiosity, nor could execute any program/script on the server, even by mistake. All they could do is to copy files across – from their desktop to the server and vice versa.  But, I could not find anything in  SSH configuration that barred SSH, while still allowing SCP. Read the rest of this entry »

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Twitter Updates for 2009-04-19

  • Toshiba to lay off about 4000 temps http://tinyurl.com/cqukd8 #
  • my android dev phone did not auto pick up gsm service provider while roaming. May be a setting prob or a con. #
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Twitter Updates for 2009-04-18

  • In a day long meeting. If anything urgent pls email/sms #
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