Crash course in dsh

Thanks to a recommendation from [Michael][1] and [Florian][2], I’ve been using [dsh][3] with a lot of success for quite some time. In short, dsh is a small application which will allow you to run commands across many servers via ssh very quickly. You may be wondering: “Why not just use ssh in a for loop?” Sure, you could do something like this in bash: But dsh allows you to do this: In addition, dsh allows you to run the commands concurrently (-c) or one after the other (-w)....

2010-01-20 · 2 min · Major Hayden

Fix MacFusion on Snow Leopard

Running OS X 10.6.3? William Fennie found a fix on Google Groups. First off, credit for this fix on OS X 10.6.2 goes to Geoff Watts from his two tweets. If you’re using Snow Leopard, you’ll find that the current version of MacFusion refuses to complete a connection to a remote server. You can fix this in two steps: First, quit MacFusion. Second, open System Preferences and then open the MacFUSE pane....

2009-08-28 · 1 min · Major Hayden

Simple SOCKS proxy using SSH

Sometimes we find ourselves in places where we don’t trust the network that we’re using. I’ve found myself in quite a few situations where I know my data is being encrypted, but I want an additional layer of protection. Luckily, that protection is built into SSH if you’d like to use it. Create a simple SOCKS proxy with SSH by using the -D flag: That command will open up a SOCKS proxy on your workstation on port 2400....

2009-05-26 · 1 min · Major Hayden