December 3, 2009

Keeping SSH Session Alive

Preventing a SSH connection from dropping while you are inactive or waiting for a script to finish is quite easy. If you are on a Ubuntu or Debian client you only have to add one line to

ServerAliveInterval 5

In OSX the config file for ssh can be found in /etc/ssh_config.

Actually this line sends a keep-alive packet to the server every 5 seconds. You can change the interval as you like, but for me it works best with 5 seconds.

Alternatively you can also use the parameter when connecting to the remote host. The command looks like this:

ssh -o ServerAliveInterval=10

December 21, 2008

iPhone 3g software unlock proof of concept video

45 minutes ago a proof of concept was just broadcasted through Qik.

It is a preview on the upcoming release which will be more user-friendly than the one in this video

[youtube skzpdj1I-WQ]

February 10, 2008

Cheap MacBook Air alternative

When I was looking around at Joshin for my new notebook I found this Sharp Mebius on the shelf of the second hand notebooks.


Seems to be a much cheaper alternative (~275euro) to the MacBook Air. I haven’t seen the Air in real yet, but I think the Mebius is as thin as the Air.