SSH SOCKS Proxy

I first saw this tip a while back on the Ubuntu Blog and it's a useful way of using SSH to set-up private web surfing. Not to mention I've come across several public wifi installs that leave port 22 unfiltered so providing you set firefox to run the DNS from…

Keeping ssh connections alive

Picture this; you come back from lunch at "My Old Dutch Pancake house" and every one of your ssh connections has been closed due to lack of activity. It's reasonable that the server you are connected to (or the hardware you are connecting through) closes connections due to…