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Comment: httptunnel (Score 1) 251

by cdp0 (#44662733) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Diagnose Traffic Throttling and Work Around It?

I had a similar problem with O2 Telefonica, over 3G, in Czech Republic. Their FUP is quite bad. After you reach the imposed limit, they will throttle *all* connections individually to something like 4-5KB/s. Using OpenVPN, or even just HTTPS was impossible.

However, I noticed that HTTP connections were allowed a throughput 4-5 times higher. It's still very low, but usable. My guess is that they separate HTTP connections from everything else. Note that using OpenVPN over TCP port 80 did not help. So, I've started using OpenVPN over httptunnel. While it has some problems, it did offer me an overall better throughput. The downside is that you need it server-side too.

Bottom line, try httptunnel

Comment: Re:How Can We Be Supportive? (Score 1) 176

by cdp0 (#43136025) Attached to: Iran Blocks 'Illegal' VPNs, Google, and Yahoo

Those governments can only block so many IP addresses and they have the big VPN providers in their crosshairs.

You obviously haven't considered DPI. I have been to Iran in the past and OpenVPN to my own server in Europe was entirely blocked, no matter what protocol/port combination I used. I could see the initial packet exchange (tcpdump), and after a short while the connection was identified as illegal and dropped, and the protocol/port combination entirely blocked from there on.

However, they did allow PPTP (possibly because it's so insecure), and SSH. As a side note, I haven't seen any try to do MITM on SSH.

Comment: Re:Answered in reverse order (Score 1) 464

by cdp0 (#42232149) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Current State of Linux Email Clients?

Alternatively one can right-click a message and select "Open Message in Conversation". If I recall this isn't even new.

People should stop waiting for reviews and actually test the applications themselves. Make your own damn opinion instead of waiting for someone else to make it for you.

Comment: Re:N9 or N900 -- full *nix (Score 2) 197

by cdp0 (#40734327) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Scripting-Friendly Smartphones?

You can use FingerTerm on Nokia N9, like I do. It isn't as good as a HW full keyboard, but it's the next best thing. Even more, it is also opensource.

Aegis security system is a bit more limiting than I would like it to be, but you can easily bypass the limitations with inception (for the moment the site seems to be down, so just use your favorite search engine to get some info). With inception you don't even need a computer, everything is done on the phone afaik. Haven't yet tried it myself, because so far I am fully satisfied with the official "developer mode" which can be easily activated from settings menu.

One extra feature for N9 is the community backing it up. You can join IRC freenode network and join #harmattan channel for instance and get help in matters related to SW development.

An alternative would be to try to find a Nokia N950, but as I recall although it has a full hw keyboard, it has some drawbacks compared to N9.

Finally I must also add that as far as I can tell you can't get a better user experience than with N9 UI. It's simply amazing. I hope Jolla will be able to provide it in their future phones.

Comment: Re:I've had mine for about 3 weeks. (Score 1) 107

by cdp0 (#40383931) Attached to: Samsung Galaxy S III Launched, Hands-On Testing

I specifically like the motion based silence mode, if I see a call I don't like, just upturn the phone face down, put it on the desk - silenced, love that.

My Nokia N9 has that. It works for calls and alarms of any kind (clock, calendar).

Only "con" I know of is that there's some issues installing swype to it but that can be gotten around.

Nokia N9 has Swype by default and it works extremely well. Although I thought I would never use it, now I use it for everything.

Comment: Re:Classic 2D is best (Score 1) 710

by cdp0 (#40363487) Attached to: <em>The Hobbit's</em> Higher Frame Rate To Cost Theater Operators

I think a classic book like the Hobbit should be available in classic 2D.

Are you kidding?! A classic like that should be black-and-white and silent!

Joke aside, the theaters in my area are extremely bad and 3D is simply put a painful experience. I always choose 2D when I have the option.

A committee is a group that keeps the minutes and loses hours. -- Milton Berle