I thought I could expand a bit on that blog post and write about how to accomplish something similar from your rooted android device once you have a properly configured bip proxy as per Dustin's post.
In this blog post, I'll be using:
AndroidIRC and SSHTunnel ( Beta ) from the Market
SSHTunnel is a very simple app that sets up an ssh tunnel from your android device. To configure SSHTunnel to work with your bip proxy server, configure it as follows ( the settings I don't mention, leave blank ):
- Host: <the fully qualified hostname or IP of the machine running your bip proxy server>
- ie: bip.example.com
- Port: <the port number that is bound to your ssh server>
- this will more than likely be 22
- User: < the username you use to log on to the machine running your bip proxy >
- Password / Passphrase: < self explanatory here. The ssh password to log in as the above provided Username.
- Local Port: 7778 ( the port number on your Android device to be forwarded )
- Remote Port: 7778 ( the port number on your bip proxy server that will receive the forwarded local port connections )
- Turn your conection by tapping the Tunnel Switch option at the top of the screen.
Now configure your AndroidIRC as follows:
- Name: <any name that you'll recognize>
- Address: localhost
- Port: 7778 ( if configured per instructions above )
This setup, in combination with Dustin's blog post about bip proxy server, provides an alternative that keeps you connected even when you're not :)