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Best Text Editor / Re: Vim: important usage tips
« on: July 10, 2009, 11:28 AM »
Try adding this script to your script arsenal. It is really helpful and works great. Make sure that you modify default behaviours.


Living Room / Re: Looking for P2p file sharing for personal use
« on: July 10, 2009, 12:55 AM »
Well you do not need to blog. You can just open a blog put your post about OpenVpn and you are done pretty much. You can forget it forever :) It will be a nice tutorial page. Just my cents :)

Find And Run Robot / Re: 64bit exes?
« on: July 09, 2009, 11:20 PM »
Hmm I am using that version and exes are failing. I will try with couple more exes I have here.

Living Room / Re: Looking for P2p file sharing for personal use
« on: July 09, 2009, 11:11 PM »

A lot to digest, I will go through the solutions and try the suggested  applications. Again thank you guys.

4wd, you should try turning your step by steps in this topic to a VPN tutorial. This has been the most comprehensive and helpful I have seen so far. Just open a blog post and put it in there. I am sure many people will find them helpful.

Find And Run Robot / 64bit exes?
« on: July 09, 2009, 11:06 PM »

mouser, Farr is failing to start 64 bit exes. Can you think of a hack to make it work please? :)

Living Room / Re: Looking for P2p file sharing for personal use
« on: July 09, 2009, 08:01 PM »
4wd, thanks for the reply. I am not at home at the moment I will try theser steps when I get back.

I have already tried the second method of filling a password in the command line both times actually. But I do not get a password request box or anything like that when  I login-connect via Openvpn gui? How is supposed to work? Maybe there is something different in your new steps, I will retry it.

Btw do you know easy client switcher for using inside and outside? I realized that I need to edit the client file to direct to right ip which is not a big deal. I am wondering if there is an easier way to deal with it.


Living Room / Re: Looking for P2p file sharing for personal use
« on: July 09, 2009, 04:34 PM »
"This will create a {client}.key and a {client}.req in the C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config directory - where {client} is the Common Name you entered for that client.

Rename {client}.req to {client}.csr (Certificate Signing Request).

Copy the file {client}.csr to the C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\easy-rsa\keys directory on the key signing PC, (the server in this case).  If the directory doesn't exist, create it and copy the contents of the server's config directory into it except for the server.ovpn file.

Open a CLI in the easy-rsa directory and enter the following commands:

sign-cert.bat {client}                                <- where {client} matches the prefix of the .csr file"

I am also little lost here. I have keys from previous key setup which are like , what am I supposed to do with those? Are they part of the deal? Do I delete them? Shall I rename them and give the same name as is in the wizard?

I know you have given very clear steps but this last part I am not sure if it is meant for a fresh key creation or follow up on the previous ones we have done.

Living Room / Re: Looking for P2p file sharing for personal use
« on: July 09, 2009, 12:18 PM »

Before I start this last part I just want to make sure I am on the right Pc. Am I supposed to "Run the wizard:" on the client pc?  I also do not see any certificate wizard in OpenVPN setup. What build are you using?

Living Room / Re: Looking for P2p file sharing for personal use
« on: July 08, 2009, 10:37 PM »
Hi guys,
sorry for the late follow up. My Vpn server crashed las night and I struggled to reinstall whole OS today. I think I have everything up and running and surprisingly the VPN server and client can ping and see eachother!!! Maybe there was something fishy about the previous OS install who knows. But now I have SSH and VPN running side by side I have not tried from outside. Thank you Shades and 4wd again. You guys did tremendous help here. I hope these will be helpful to others too. Points are on the way.

Now that I have stuff running how can I share stuff. I have couple final(ish) questions if you guys do not mind.

-How can I share it from outside? Do I do port forwarding if so which one?
-Can I also add password protection like some kind of dialup with password. Would that be too complicated for me?


Living Room / Re: Looking for P2p file sharing for personal use
« on: July 07, 2009, 12:32 PM »

I actually checked the trouble shooting page yesterday but did not help mainly becuase I did not understand couple thigns, and the ones I understood did not resolve my issue.

I am attaching the logs

I am using my router as wireless and wired router gateway. I will check out your suggestion.

Living Room / Re: Looking for P2p file sharing for personal use
« on: July 07, 2009, 01:49 AM »
yeah it looks like that. Do I need to enable ports on the router? That does not make sense does it(for internal network) ?

The Vpn gui shows that they are connected and assigned ips, so something is connecting but I do not know what is failing there.

Living Room / Re: Looking for P2p file sharing for personal use
« on: July 07, 2009, 01:41 AM »
I had totally disabled windows firewalls on both pcs. It did not work either. The server is winxp pro, the client is win xp

first line of tracert
1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  WRT150N []

The rest is empty and time outs

Living Room / Re: Looking for P2p file sharing for personal use
« on: July 06, 2009, 11:36 PM »

You are right I have already changed them before your post and tried to edit my post so you would not need to reply :) Sorry about that. I missed one of the client1s

Now I have Openvpn gui on both, they say they are connected but I cannot ping them at all. Like trying to ping (server) or returns time outs. My firewalls are disabled as well, But the thing is that both pcs are within the same network I do not have a chance to try from outside at the moment.

My original lan ip range is and I use static Ips.

Living Room / Re: Looking for P2p file sharing for personal use
« on: July 06, 2009, 10:39 PM »
Hmm, I think I ended up getting the same message :(

I did follow word by word carefully and made sure there were no errors. My server starts fine but I am getting this error on the client. I will try a restart too. It might be a restart, I will also try the gui to see if that one works

Edit 1:
A restart did not do any good for me

Edit 2:
I think I have missed one editing setting in the client file, it has seemed to start now. But when I try pinging I am getting request timeout. What do I do now then? I use static Ip though as in

C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config>openvpn client.ovpn
Mon Jul 06 22:38:49 2009 OpenVPN 2.0.9 Win32-MinGW [SSL] [LZO] built on Oct  1 2006
Mon Jul 06 22:38:49 2009 IMPORTANT: OpenVPN's default port number is now 1194, based on an o
fficial port number assignment by IANA.  OpenVPN 2.0-beta16 and earlier used 5000 as the def
ault port.
Mon Jul 06 22:38:49 2009 WARNING: No server certificate verification method has been enabled
.  See for more info.
Mon Jul 06 22:38:49 2009 Cannot load certificate file client.crt: error:02001002:system libr
ary:fopen:No such file or directory: error:20074002:BIO routines:FILE_CTRL:system lib: error
:140AD002:SSL routines:SSL_CTX_use_certificate_file:system lib
Mon Jul 06 22:38:49 2009 Exiting

Living Room / Re: Looking for P2p file sharing for personal use
« on: July 06, 2009, 10:13 PM »

thank you so much I will try asap. If you have not given these detailed instructions I would have never taken this challange. I will let you know and thanks for your time.

Btw I actually tried the instructions on the site word by word but I will try again.

Living Room / Re: Looking for P2p file sharing for personal use
« on: July 06, 2009, 04:20 PM »

I am now trying openvpn. I have setup everythong like you said but I am getting an error(in the console) on the client it says
"No server certificate verification method has been enabled"

Also it looks like client1.crt and server.crt files are 0kb
Any ideas?

General Software Discussion / Re: Help! ssh setup
« on: July 05, 2009, 09:13 PM »
Btw, do I really need keys? Cannot I just use dial up for Vpn? That is how I connect to my client`s network at the moment.Although I am not sure if they had set up key based stuff on their servers.

General Software Discussion / Re: Help! ssh setup
« on: July 05, 2009, 09:11 PM »

I actually printed your vpn directions, it is not something I have forgotten about.

I actually use vpn with one of my clients. I am not the one who set it up though, I just connect to their project servers.

At this point I am too exhausted to try today but I might try in couple days.

Based Shades reply I am guessing that having vpn+ssh is not a bad idea. Would there be any conflicts along the way? Or would they just compliment each other in general?

General Software Discussion / Re: Help! ssh setup
« on: July 05, 2009, 03:22 AM »
Thanks for the follow up guys.

In short, what makes openvpn better than ssh? I am not very literate about this stuff just learning.

General Software Discussion / Help! ssh setup
« on: July 04, 2009, 08:08 PM »

I managed to install SSH on most of my computers using Cygwin and Copssh. For some reason one of my laptops did not like Cygwin and SSH just did not work on it so I ended up installing Copssh which seem to work now. Now everything works fine within my network but I have couple things I need to figure out. Hopefully there are couple experienced users here.

1- I have forwarded port 22 in my firewall to my laptop so that I can access over the internet. I have not tried it outside but hopefully it would work. My question is that I also would like to access my dekstop using  ssh from the outside world. But the thing is that I do not want to enable another port in my firewall for my desktop(tried did not work anyways) to my desktop because I have all kinds of important stuff on it. So here is what I want to do and I do not know how to do it. I want to be able to connect to my laptop from outside and somehow enable some of the drives(on my desktop) that are not shared and enable some form of access temporarily and disable  when I do not need them. At the moment I have shared drives(on my desktop) and I can access them once I logged into ssh account via "cd  //server name/share". The thing is that I also have some drives that I do not even share inside my network. And those are the ones I want to be able to access from outside.

2- Regarding the issue above, is it possible to switch port forwarding on my router(linksys) via ssh? I know it sounds silly but since I have ddwrt on it I thought maybe it is possible to connect to it via command line. I will investigate this one later but for now it is easier for me to ask here.

3-I am also trying to understand this public key private key thingies. I read couple pages but so far I have not found any simple tutorial. Are they  better than using passwords? If so how can I setup? Does anyone know any simple tutorial for putty-cygwin(client server)

4- I also want to be able to use git or bazaar over ssh. These parts of their documentation is little vague. They all assume some implicit understanding of how those systems work. I have used tortoise in the past but on mylocal systed. I know the basics of checkin checkout but have not really figured out how I can check out, update via sftp. It seems possible but not well covered I think

5-I need to figure out connecting to xserver thing. I can start xserver but never tried it connecting from outside. If anyone knows any simple tutorial that would be great.

Sorry for so many questions but I am exhausted for 2 days due to trying to get this ssh stuff work properly. It is easy if you are lucky(no problems within your system) but 2 of my machines gave me major headache and I ended up reinstalling Cygwin so many times. On one machine it took only 5 min on another over half a day. Go figure. I have no idea why that would be the case really.


General Software Discussion / Re: Map a Drive via SFTP
« on: July 04, 2009, 07:50 PM »
yeah mac stuff is maybe cool but I hardly use Mac :)  On the other hand I do not understand the reasoning behind selling a stripped down version of the software for the same price. Why should I as a Windows user pay the same price to get only one(sftp) of the features ? The I would need to buy another software to map ftp so forth. It makes no sense to me. Either they should provide full featured application for the same price or they should just stop selling it until they have a full version.

There are couple other ftp drive mapping ones but I do not think they support sftp so far. Netdrive and ftpdrive are the ones I tried in the past.

General Software Discussion / Re: Map a Drive via SFTP
« on: July 04, 2009, 01:45 PM »
It sounds good, but 40$ seems more than I would like to pay for such thing, not that I do not appreciate the work but the economy is tight.

I emailed them and it looks like windows version supports only sftp which is even worse for me because mac users can use it for other ftp protocols for the same price. If you are on windows you get only sftp for 40$

Hi mouser

It looks like this particular right click menu item is not available for Farr history items that is listed when no search word is present. Is it possible ot have this particular right click function for history items too?


General Software Discussion / Re: Alt-tab replacement ?
« on: June 27, 2009, 12:29 PM »

I did use Winflip last year for couple days. It is nice but it is too a slow method to browse applications, at least for me. This has nothing to do with the speed of the application, it is just that when you have 20 windows open, flipping through them is not fast enough method.

General Software Discussion / Re: Fast View
« on: June 27, 2009, 02:38 AM »

another i came across

Thanks for the finding it looks interesting.  I will give it a try.

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