Sunday, February 12, 2006

Linux vs Windows Viruses

An article about Linux and Windows viruses and why Linux is more secure when against automated e-mail bourne viruses...

To mess up a Linux box, you need to work at it; to mess up your Windows box, you just need to work on it, writes SecurityFocus columnist Scott Granneman.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2003/10/06/linux_vs_windows_viruses/

Monday, February 06, 2006

PortForwarding (again?) ... but this time .. through SOCKS Proxy!!!

i've juz discovered this yesterday ... by combining socksify ( http://www.inet.no/dante/ ) and portfwd ( http://portfwd.sourceforge.net/ ) you can get a local port on your system to be forwarded to another system through SOCKS proxy ...

the concept is simple .... 1st install dante socksify and edit its configuration in /etc/socks.conf ... then ...install portfwd ... create a config file according to your requirement that maps to a remote system ... then ... run this command


#socksify portfwd -c [yourportfwdconfig]

after a successfull execution .. you'll get a port on your local system forwarded to the remote system through a SOCKS proxy ... :D

Enjoy~

TIPS: you can also use Tsocks, Proxify, Proxychains as the TCP wrapper to replace socksify ... if you use Proxychains .. you can also forward ports through a chain of proxies