SSH Tunnel Howto

This was previously available on my homepage at Cornell, I’m trying to centralize all my websites to a single location and I include it here for your enjoyment.

Where I work, the Cornell University School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the network only allows secure encrypted connections into the servers on the network. If you want to transfer files to and from the network, you need to use a program that supports SFTP or SCP2 transfer protocols. For users of Microsoft OS’ I recommend using SSH from SSH, Inc. which can be downloaded from

Unfortunately, many web design programs and other applications that use FTP do not support SFTP or SCP2, Macromedia Dreamweaver 2004 is the first and only to date that I’ve heard of that does have SFTP support built-in. Don’t worry… there is a way to get around this limitation by following a few simple steps.

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My first computer

It’s fall. The leaves are turning. Birds are filing their flight plans south. Air is getting cool and crisp. And I have migrated to an Apple computer.

Not sure exactly what prompted the platform change. I’ve been working with i386 (PC) systems for over 15 years — my first PC (as in i386 system…) was a no-brand 286 system back in the days when no-brand-286 systems were called ‘IBM-Clones.’ I think the change was actually due to the culmination of numerous factors; enough was enough, let’s go Mac!

In the beginning, my very first computer, numero uno, was a Sinclair-ZX81. (We ordered a Sinclair-ZX80… but got a Sinclair ZX81… go figure…) Then quickly migrated to an Atari-800 to Apple-][ clones (w/ Z-80 cards for CP/M and Wordstar!) from Singapore (lived in Asia at the time…), on to an Atari-1040ST. Now, I will point out that at that particular time, the Macintosh, Atari 1040ST, and the Commodore Amiga were all in the running. I just didn’t feel ‘right’ about the Amiga, so my big choice was Continue reading