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Install virtualbox guest additions on Debian 7 wheezy

By | July 25, 2013

Virtualbox guest additions in Debian Debian 7 wheezy has virtualbox guest additions inbuilt. So after installing debian on virtualbox the guest addition features are immediately available. However the guest additions bundled with debian is general of older version compared to the latest virtualbox version. So its a good idea to install the latest virtualbox guest… Read More »

Generate ssh keys on windows 8

By | June 4, 2013

SSH If you are using an ssh client on windows to control a remote webserver and want to setup passwordless logins then you need to create ssh keys. The puttygen command from the putty suite can be used to generate keys in both putty and openssh formats. Download the puttygen program from the following url… Read More »

Using client side ssl certificates in firefox and chrome

By | April 8, 2013

SSL certificates Some websites, specially restricted ones might require you to use a client side ssl certificate to open the pages. The certificate is used as an authentication factor, in place of username/password. When opening such websites in browsers, the browser must provide the ssl certificate. Over here we shall see how to do that… Read More »

Proxify applications with torsocks

By | March 25, 2013

Many applications do not directly support the use of socks proxy. Torsocks enables such applications to use the tor socks proxy. Shell wrapper to simplify the use of the torsocks library to transparently allow an application to use a SOCKS proxy. Torsocks gets installed along with the tor package on ubuntu for example $ sudo… Read More »