A dev’s MacBook from scratch

I’ve been a long time Apple user. I hate a lot about the company’s policy and how they treat their power users, but I love the tight integration between their software and hardware. Another thing to love is their migration tools. You buy new hardware, you click Restore from backup and you are done. Safari even opens up the tabs…

OpenVPN over SSH

Prelude I've recently moved to Barcelona to continue my Computer Science studies on UB. First thing I noticed walking into the University building was my mobile happily notifying me that it has found a known network. Ah, of course: eduroam. My Slovenian eduroam account from University of Ljubljana should be valid throughout Europe for accessing the eduroam wireless network. And…

Multiple configurations for Tunnelblick

A while ago I wrote about configuring Tunnelblick OpenVPN client for OS X. Here is how you can have multiple OpenVPN configurations with TunnelBlick: 1. Open ~/Library/Application\ Support/Tunnelblick/Configurations/ with Finder. 2. Rename openvpn.conf to openvpn-location-a.conf. 3. Duplicate openvpn-location-a.conf and rename the duplicate to openvpn-location-b.conf. 4. Open both of these configurations and change values such as server IP, etc. 5. Restart Tunnelblick. This should be it. Now…

DD-WRT + Tunnelblick = OpenVPN

Debating about VPNs on the Sauna Sprint, sprinters convinced me that we should use VPN for remote access to our internal services in our office. And for an extra layer of security when using public networks. So here it goes. Certificates I didn't want to install openssl and openvpn on my Macbook just so I could generate access certificates. Luckily,…