If you ever need to remotely access an application running inside a FreeNAS jail, you can create an SSH Tunnel to the server and map the local IP Address and port of the jail with
ssh -L JAIL-PORT:JAIL-IP:LOCAL-PORT user@host
As an example, let’s say you can access your FreeNAS server via ssh with email@example.com, the jail IP is 192.168.1.10 and it is running an application on port 8080.
To create the tunnel, you would use
ssh -L 8080:192.168.1.10:8080 firstname.lastname@example.org
Once the tunnel is up and running, you can access the service locally with localhost:8080 🎉
Dropbox is a great software that I have been using for almost 10 years. It has helped me a lot during university, sharing project files, backing up my thesis and much more. It is a great service, but it also comes with a lot of problems regarding security and transparency (I will not get in-depth here). You can check for example, this article, or this one (there are many more if you look for it).
With this security issue in my mind, I decided to roll my own Dropbox-like service. The main difference is that I will know where all files are and that I am the only one with access to the unencrypted files. After building my own simple infrastructure, I decided to write a quick tutorial showing my solution and how you can create your own! Let’s get started…
The main software that we are going to use is called Resilio Sync (previously BitTorrent Sync). It takes care of all the syncronization between computer, mobile and server, just like Dropbox.
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Ever wondered where is a good place to find new and interesting chips on the market? Questions about electronics and what is happening in the market?
For the engineers and makers out there, the world of electronics can be a bit overwhelmed with so much happening all the time, updates, news and buyouts (specially in the past few months).
I would to use this post to share some of my favorite places to get new chip information, updates and random electronics questions.
Do you remember IRC? Yes, it’s still alive and strong. Just connect to the Freenode network and you will find many very interesting channels where you can talk electronics, exchange information and ask questions! If you are there, drop a line to spillere (me!).
- #electronics on Freenode
- #avr on Freenode
- #arduino on Freenode
- Fedevel Academy – Learn awesome PCB designing skills
- /r/nicechips – Reddit, a great place on the internet where people share their findings in the electronic chips market. Really really good!!
This list is still a working in progress. If you have any suggestions please add a comment bellow!
I have always been a burger fanatic! After spending three months in the United States, I decided to start my own side project where I will write a small review of all great burger places I have been to. (Can’t wait to go to Australia and try kangaroo burger).
Join me in my quest at: https://www.franvsfood.com
Today, Instagram enabled the option to embed pictures and videos on the internet, a feature that many people have been asking for. However, if your content is private this feature is disabled.
To embed any instagram content on your website, all you have to do is go to http://instagram.com/[insert your username].
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