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Windows XP optimization

These are some of the tweaks that I do to speed up my Windoze:

- Display Properties > Themes > Windows Classic Theme

- System Properties > Advanced > Performance > Adjust for best performance

- System Properties > System Restore > Turn off

- Disable File Indexing: From My Computer > right-click on the C: Drive > select Properties. Uncheck "Allow Indexing Service to index this disk for fast file searching." Apply changes to "C: sub folders and files," and click OK.

- Clean Up Prefetch, temp, and cache files: Download CleanUp!

- If VM, turn off Screen Saver. If VMWare, install VMWare Tools.

- Defrag disks.

Resources
http://www.blifaloo.com/info/winxp_speed.php

SSH reverse tunnel

# ssh -nNT -R 10.36.1.6:14344:10.36.1.5:80 10.36.1.6
The "-n" option prevents reading from STDIN. Redirection from /dev/null to STDIN.
"-N" tells ssh that the tunnel is not for executing remote commands.
"-T" tells ssh not to allocate a pseudo-tty on the remote system.
"-T" disables pseudo-tty allocation.

Rough diagram:
10.36.1.5:80 <--- 10.36.1.6:14344

To avoid timeout:

In /etc/ssh/sshd_config on the server:
TCPKeepAlive yes
ClientAliveInterval 30
ClientAliveCountMax 99999
To enable binding address in ssh -R:
GatewayPorts yes

Man page docu for -R switch:
-R [bind_address:]port:host:hostport

Specifies that the given port on the remote (server) host is to be forwarded to the given host and port on the local side. This works by allocating a socket to listen to port on the remote side, and whenever a connection is made to this port, the connection is forwarded over the secure channel, and a connection is made to host port hostport from the local machine.

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Debian apt GPG keys and repos

# wget http://ftp-master.debian.org/ziyi_key_2005.asc -O - | sudo apt-key add -# wget http://ftp-master.debian.org/ziyi_key_2006.asc -O - | sudo apt-key add -(replace 2006 with current year)
deb ftp://sunsite.cnlab-switch.ch/mirror/debian/ unstable main contrib non-freeOther keys:
mdebian:~# gpg --keyserver wwwkeys.eu.pgp.net --recv-keys A70DAF536070D3A1
mdebian:~# gpg --keyserver wwwkeys.eu.pgp.net --recv-keys B5D0C804ADB11277
mdebian:~# gpg --armor --export A70DAF536070D3A1 | apt-key add -
mdebian:~# gpg --armor --export B5D0C804ADB11277 | apt-key add -

Motorola MOTOKRZR K3 and Smart 3G

Word of Warning: I am a Linux user and very keen in buying a Motorola Razr (specifically v3xx) because it is known to work in Linux. But for some stupid reason I bought a newer model and it is NOT based on this chipset anymore:

# lsusb
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 22b8:6402 Motorola PCS# dmesg
[30549.844000] cdc_acm 1-1:1.0: ttyACM0: USB ACM device
[30549.844000] usbcore: registered new interface driver cdc_acm
[30549.844000] drivers/usb/class/cdc-acm.c: v0.25:USB Abstract Control
Model driver for USB modems and ISDN adaptersI have not tried yet making it work in Linux but might write a dev driver for this if time permits.

For Smart 3G Internet on the phone, I first sent the following message to 211:
SET MOTOK3You will receive a browser message. This is a bit noob but only after some fiddling I manage to figure out that I need to see the Options of that message and Install. This message essentially contains the Smart 3G-related browser settings. I previously used a Globe SIM so the default set We…