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sshuttle now works on MacOS
I know there are quite a few people who will be as happy to know this as I was. Thanks to a helpful contributor known only as dkf, I've now added the magic incantation (namely, sysctl -w net.inet.ip.scopedroute=0) that's needed to make ipfw transparent proxying work on MacOS 10.6 Snow Leopard. I don't know what it does, and I don't care! All I know is that sshuttle restores it on exit to whatever its previous value was :)
This means you, as well as I, can now use a Macbook to VPN into any network that gives you ssh access. That's a lot more helpful than always having to do it from a Linux VM.
Why sshuttle is awesome
For those who are just joining us, sshuttle provides VPN-like connectivity using a plain ssh connection, without needing root access (and thus the admin's permission) on the server side. Basically, it makes a transparent proxy server on your client that automatically forwards through an ssh tunnel.
Compared to ssh's built-in port forwarding and tunneling and socks mode, sshuttle is better because:
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Avery World Tour 2010
Although the tour has already begun, I suppose some of my faithful (ha!) readers may be interested to know where this trip has yet to go:
Also if you want a postcard, let me know. No guarantee about which of the
above places it will come from. I'm not that good.
I remember hearing that a few times at NITI. It seems like good advice. So
is the rest of the article.