I haven't made a blog in a long while, so I'd thought I'd share this, which I recently discovered how to do.
If you find the idea of proxies a bit restrictive. because after all, they have to be set up in the applications in question, and may not work for some applications, help is here. And all you need is an SSH server you can connect to. Sadly, this method requires root, but it's worth having for the system-wide Internet connection you'll get from it.
Authenticating as root
First, make sure you're root on the client machine (sudo -s or su -, depending on your distro), and that you can ssh as root to your target server. This is of course causes security implications, so it may be a good idea to generate a key pair for root-to-root access and block off passworded access for root, so that no one can bruteforce your root password.
I love the game Sauerbraten. But I can think of lots of ways I think it could be improved. I'll of course try to help this happen, and might update this list (and add suggestions!).
1. Proper gravity (including flying objects, perhaps toggle gravity of objects) 2. Fire hurts 3. Gunge/Poison 4. Circles/spheres easy creation 5. Saving of objects/big stuff for later 6. Admin coop AKA Play God - in which only the master can use editmode - great fun for "playing god" and wreaking havoc when no one else can. 7. Heightmaps in multiplayer (H key) 8. Breath (eg you die underwater after a while, like in Quake) 9. More ambient soundtracks, ambient noises. 10. Button triggers (eg you press or shoot something and something happens). 11. Proper doors that open or swing 12. Moving objects (automatic or manual via button/trigger) - eg trains. 13. Large walls of teleport material, for e.g. trains, yourselves. 14. Materials that change to others after a certain time, e.g. noclip slowly to air 15. Door k…
Did you know that Android devices expose a modem on the USB interface, even when "Tethering" is turned off? It appears like this in dmesg:
[22338.529851] cdc_acm 1-3:1.1: ttyACM0: USB ACM device
You can connect to this as a raw serial console like: screen /dev/ttyACM0 or: minicom -D /dev/ttyACM0
This will accept GSM modem commands prefixed with AT, and give information about the phone, and presumably allow a dialup-like interface.
Many of the examples on M2MSupport.net will work with the phone, depending on which manufacturer and capability set, presumably. With my Samsung Galaxy XCover 4, I got the GSM capability set.
Try playing around with this, but don't get charged by your provider too much for making calls you never end! Make sure you hang up properly as per the protocol.
For more on standard modem commands, see the Hayes command set article on Wikipedia.
That's all for now!