Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Setting up github ssh access behind proxy servers

At work to access/update public repo of Marss I finally setup a rather complicated proxy setting for Git which finally worked :).

I followed the steps from this tutorial and it worked without a glitch. The only change I did is instead of using 'connect.c' file provided I used standard 'nc' for basic proxy support. So my 'socks-gw' file looks like following:

# File ~/bin/socks-gw
# Connect a SOCKS 5 proxy using 'nc'
nc -X 5 -x proxy.server:1080 $@

Monday, January 3, 2011

Good Introductory Book on Issues of Parallel Programming

Found out a link of this book from Reddit Programming, called a 'Is Parallel Programming Hard, And, If So, What Can You Do About It?'.

I skimmed through this book and trust me if you are into system programming you'll get hooked. I liked the way Paul (author of this book) has explained key obstacles of hardware in parallel programming. Its not too detailed but he has explained the basic issues in a very simple language.

Here is a link to author's official announcement of this book.