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Installing Slackware Linux from SSH

    

Using a french keyboard, it can be complicated having to type in US layout through the VNC connections of Cloud VM providers or a virtualisation software console. Here’re a couple of shell commands that permit installing Slackware Linux using the SSH daemon that ships on the installer image.

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Using KeePassXC with SSH-Agent on OpenBSD

    

I’m using KeePassXC to manage my secrets. But when I log into my OpenBSD laptop, I’m still asked to enter my SSH passphrase to fill-in ssh-agent(1). Somehow, it’s great ; maybe other system don’t even propose that feature out of the box. But what if KeePassXC could know about my passphrase(s) and interact with ssh-agent(1). Well, it can.

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Enable sFTP on Synology DS409slim

    

Synology is kind enough to allow remote SSH connection to their NAS. I have enabled it on my DS409slim. But there is just one little missing feature: sFTP ; that is transfer file via SSH. To enable sFTP with DSM 4.0, log on the Synology using SSH, manually enable the sftp subsystem and restart the SSH dæmon: # vi /etc/ssh/sshd_config (...) Subsystem sftp internal-sftp -f DAEMON -l VERBOSE (...) # /usr/syno/etc/rc.

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Install FreeBSD from remote SSH session

    

I’m actually playing with a FreeBSD virtual instance on ESXi. I’m accessing the console from VMware vSphere client, running in a remote Windows XP instance that I access using TSE from my MacBook… A nice feature I saw on Debian is SSH remote installation. Here’s how to install FreeBSD using a remote SSH connection.

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Terminal Server (TSE) connexion through SSH

    

Usually, when I want to connect to my LAN from the Wild Wild World, I use a VPN connexion. But there are times when it is not possible ; especially now that my work LAN has the same IP range as my home LAN… An alternate way to access my unpublished home services from outside is to use SSH tunnels. What you need is an SSH server on the LAN that you want connect to. The SSH server has to be able to connect to the LAN server you aim to connect to. Then, all you have to do is a bit of “Port Forwarding”.

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