Recently we bought a FortiGate-200D VPN box. I have more good things than bad things to say about this device. Long story short. I had to remove some users and because of some voodoo type of problem I couldn’t do it from UI (I will contact their support that’s for sure), so I had to … Continue reading FortiGate-200D VPN users and groups operations
Setup a socks proxy (check this page for more details) on port 8888 (the port is not that important). Start chrome with the following parameters: Also we can check if this works and run the following command on the SSH server. The tcpdump will show show dns traffic for any activity in Chrome.
As I said with a previous ocasion in China the goverment is filtering the internet traffic (including mobile trafic, dohh) so you can’t access different websites and/or services and this thing is very annoying. Well, what do you have to do if you want to navigate to youtube.com for instance? Hmmm… you will have to … Continue reading Encrypt your traffic from your Android device using a ssh tunnel
Recently I accepted a job proposition in Shenzhen/China. So, China here I come. Things are great here, western propaganda has nothing to do with what’s going on here, except one thing: internet filtering. Google results are censured, so only “accepted” results are displayed, sites like facebook.com, twiter.com, youtube.com, thepiratebay.org, openvpn.net and so many more… What … Continue reading Encrypt your web browsing session in one command
This is a step by step guide for setting up a VPN using pppd and ssh. To accomplish this you will need two Linux boxes, one acting as server and the second one as client. The “server” must have a static IP address or dynamic dns name. The firewall on both boxes must allow traffic on … Continue reading How to setup a VPN using ssh and pppd
This document describes the required steps to make a fully functional PPTP server on debian squeeze and how to configure Arno iptables firewall to accept incoming connections to PPTP server (in case you use this great firewall script). If you don’t use Arno iptables firewall but you still want to share internet connection with PPTP … Continue reading How to install a PPTP server on debian squeeze
This document describes how to install openvpn with pam-mysql username/password authentication. This procedure was carried out on Debian/Ubuntu Linux, but with minor changes can be used on other Linux distributions too. 1. Install openvpn, mysql and pam-mysql Note: please keep mysql-server password in mind because we are going to use it later (I will refer … Continue reading OpenVPN with pam-mysql username/password authentication