[conspire] More Firefox Addon problems - this tie from MS

Ruben Safir ruben at mrbrklyn.com
Sat Feb 13 08:33:17 PST 2010

On Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 07:59:47AM -0800, Don Marti wrote:
> begin Ed Biow quotation of Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 05:45:41PM -0800:
> > I use ssh-server all the time from inside my home network, but am a
> > little unclear how I'd do if over the net to their house, given that
> > they don't have a fixed IP address.  Their ISP would just assign a
> > random IP address, no? 
> Right, so set the remote system up with an SSH tunnel
> that will come up and down automatically when they
> get on the net.
>   http://zgp.org/~dmarti/warez/tunnel-up
>   http://zgp.org/~dmarti/warez/tunnel-down
> (You'll need to make a special-purpose "tunnel"
> user on the system they're connecting to.)
that might not help him FIND the server when the IP address changes.
...if I understand the problem correctly.


> > I really would like to figure out how to control other folks' PCs
> > remotely with VNC or whatever.  
> Should be able to do that over a tunnel too.
> > find a document.  He dual boots Windows & Hardy.  Yesterday I couldn't
> > coach him through printing out a document in either (I know I set up
> > his printer in both environments, but he's in his 70s and his
> > description of what was happening on the screen just left me
> > flummoxed).  That's when I started looking at GoToMyPC.  I could use a
> > good belting with a clue-stick.
> Dual-booting is good for one thing: hobbyists who
> want to use the same hardware for long PC gaming
> sessions and for long productive* Linux sessions.
> End users should not be dual-booting.  The thing you
> need is always on the other OS.
> * as long as you heartily believe that no
>   habit-forming games are out for Linux.  Tetris
>   for Linux?  No such thing. 
>   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tetris_Company
> -- 
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> http://zgp.org/~dmarti/
> dmarti at zgp.org

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