Git through SSH Tunnel as Proxy

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git is a great tool and it is common to have a git server over SSH possibly managed by gitolite. However, there are situations that we can not directly connect to the git server but be able to SSH to another node that can connect to the git server. The git server may allow only
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Improving ssh/scp Performance by Choosing Suitable Ciphers

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Update on Oct. 9, 2014: You should be aware of the possible security problems of blowfish and it is suggested not to be used. Instead, you may consider ChaCha20 as suggested by Tony Arcieri. To use this with OpenSSH, you need to specify the Ciphers in your .ssh/config files as chacha20-poly1305@openssh.com possibly with another default
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How to Set Up A Gitolite Git Server – A Ten-Minute Tutorial

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I ever introduced seting up git server using SSH or gitosis. However, gitolite is the way to go for managing git servers if you want an lightweight authentication layer. gitolite provides many very usefull features which can control each user’s right on each branch. I set up one gitolite git server and am very happy
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How to Connect to Remote Servers by VNC on Windows

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Software you will need 1, Putty 2, Real VNC viewer 3, twm (lightweight desktop). On fedora (centos, redhat): sudo yum install twm (on other distros, you may need other commands, or download source code and install it). Specific steps 1, Enter your Host name and port in putty. 2, Set port forwarding in putty Tunnels.
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Auto Indenting for OCaml Code in Vim with ocp-indent

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The built-in indenting in Vim for OCaml seems not very good. How to set up auto indenting for OCaml code in Vim? ocp-indent works very well for me. This posts introduces how to configure Vim to use ocp-indent to automatically indent/format OCaml code. First, install ocp-indent after installing opam: $ opam install ocp-indent Second, configure
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Proxy using SSH Tunnel on Windows

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This article is an instruction of how to use https://www.systutorials.com/proxy-using-ssh-tunnel/ on a Windows machine. The mechanism is similar as the one in https://www.systutorials.com/proxy-using-ssh-tunnel/ with “Proxy listening to localhost port only”. Download PuTTY PuTTY is the software we use here for port forwarding. Please download it following the links in https://www.systutorials.com/open-source-and-portable-ssh-scp-sftp-and-vnc-clients-for-windows-to-remote-control-linux/. Configure PuTTY and create a
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Outlook-style Email Reply Header in Thunderbird

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Thunderbird’s email reply header is short and not like the ones in Outlook and other email clients. Thunderbird provides several integrated reply headers. However, the Outlook-style reply header with sender, receiver, date, and other information are clear and useful (e.g. my boss cc’ed an email to me to let me handle a request and I
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How to Activate Windows 7 using MAK Activation

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The Windows 7 Multiple Activation Key (MAK) can be used to activate Windows 7 Enterprise installed with the Windows 7 Volume Licence DVD provided by Microsoft to enterprise/university customers. How to activating Windows 7 with MAK: Make sure your system is connecting to the Internet. During Windows 7 activation, Windows will connect to Microsoft.com for
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How to Print Notes on a PDF File with Acrobat, Adobe Reader and Foxit Reader

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Print PDF with notes is not that straightforward, especially when you want specific styles of the printed notes/comments. In this post, we introduce how to print notes on a PDF file with Acrobat, Adobe Reader and Foxit Reader. Acrobat The detailed method is posted on Adobe’s blog: Printing Sticky Notes on a PDF. Excerpt of
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Latex Cheat Sheet

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Latest has many commands and it is not easy to quickly remember them all. Then, a cheat sheet will be very useful. Here is a collection of cheat sheets for Latex that I collected from the Web. Latex cheat sheet Latex cheat sheet by Winston Chang: Download latex cheat sheet. LaTeX Math Symbols https://web.archive.org/web/20190707092927/http://web.ift.uib.no/Teori/KURS/WRK/TeX/symALL.html

HP Compaq BIOS Crisis Recovery from a Failed BIOS Flashing Using a USB Flash Disk

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I tried to flash my HP Compaq CQ35-240TX’s BIOS to F.15 but unfortunately failed. The computer turned to white screen. When I restarted (powered off then boot again), this is no response any more: the hard disk and caps lock’s LED keep blinding. I thought “Oh my God! I must send it to HP to
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Thunderbird Tips: Default Descending Email Sort Order and Inline Quote When Reply

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Thunderbird is a great email client and what make it special is deeply configurable like Firefox. For me, I like to view email in the descending sort order and inline quote relied email content when replying emails. Let’s look at how to set the default order as descending sort order and quote mode as inline
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Essential Firefox Add-ons to Make Firefox Better

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Firefox is highly configurable and there are lots add-ons for it. Addons make Firefox to be good. In this post, I list a set of the best add-ons that I use daily and make my life easier and happier. Essential Firefox addons Screengrab! to make screenshots and save to files or to clipboard. Foxy Gestures
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Set Up SSH Server on Windows XP

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It is useful sometimes to set up a sshd server on a Windows. One example is using remote forwards tunnel to pass through the firewall. My platform is Windows XP SP3. The sshd server is sshwindows. It can be dowloaded from here: http://sshwindows.sourceforge.net/ . The version I use here is 3.8p1-1 20040709. It is really
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Makefile Tutorials

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Make is a utility that automatically builds executable programs and libraries from source code by reading files called makefiles which specify how to derive the target program. Make is widely used, especially in Unix/Linux world. More introductions to Make and it’s history can be found on Wikipedia. In this post, I list articles for Makefile
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How to Install MS Office 2007 on Linux using Wine

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As a Linux user, I must keep a copy of Windows. One reason is that I should edit MS Office files, such as .doc, .ppt, .xls and .xml (office 2003 xml format) required by, created by or for other using Windows. Wine worked for me with Office 2003 ever but has this or that problem.
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Vim as KMail’s External Editor

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Vim is my favourite text editor and I also prefer to use Vim to compose Email. I ever used Vim as Thunderbird’s External editor with the help of plugin. I started to use KMail as my email client on KDE and I find it is not hard to configure KMail to use Vim as email
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