[olug] Shell accounts? [OT?]

Jon Larsen jon at jonlarsen.us
Thu Sep 14 12:53:50 CDT 2017


Have you looked at Port knocking for your home firewall?

Jon L.

On Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 9:40 AM, Ben Hollingsworth <obiwan at jedi.com> wrote:

> On 09/13/2017 10:26 PM, Herb Wolfe wrote:
>> Does anyone know of any providers of shell accounts? I'd prefer local or
>> free. I've been using Internet Nebraska for some 20-odd years, and they
>> are
>> going to drop shell access soon. Web hosting is a bonus, as they've also
>> changed their setup for that as well.
> Yeah, that made me sad.  My shell account at falcon.inetnebr.com is my
> longest-standing Unix shell account, at 23 years.  I created the second
> login account on that machine in June 1994.  I'm sad to see it go.  I can
> understand why IN is making that change, though.  We live in a different
> world now than we did back thenk.
> I can live with losing direct vi access to my main web site's HTML files,
> because I've been slowly converting that web site over to Wordpress for a
> while now (it's big), and I run a web server on my home machine for those
> one-off instances when I need to temporarily serve something without
> Wordpress.
> The biggest bummer, nostalgia aside, is SSH access.  In order to keep the
> log file noise to a minimum, my home firewall restricts which IP blocks are
> allowed to SSH into my home computer.  On the rare occasion when I need to
> SSH in from an unapproved network, I was always able to SSH into falcon
> first, then jump from there to my home machine.  That route is no longer an
> option, so I'll probably have to open up the firewall again.  Or maybe I
> can just paint with a bigger brush & block foreign IP's using that list
> that somebody posted recently.
> It was also handy to use my shell account on falcon to get a second
> opinion when I was seeing odd network behavior from home.  That'll be
> annoying to lose, too.
> I'll have to check out freeshell.org and sdf.org.
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