Archive for June, 2008

Cleaning up failed package installations

While attempting to install a Sun package this week, I encountered the following error: $ pkgadd -d . MYpackage ## Waiting for up to <300> seconds for package administration commands to become available (another user is administering packages on zone <zoneA>) ^C 1 package was not processed! After a bit of truss’ing, I noticed that the […]

OpenSSH’s VPN

Most SSH clients have the ability to perform local and remote port forwarding.  This is a pretty neat use of SSH if you haven’t ever seen it before.  OpenSSH can take it one step further and provide a full VPN solution encrypting all network traffic on all ports between two machines.  This is pretty powerful […]