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From: Meino.Cramer@×××.de
To: Gentoo <gentoo-user@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-user] Gentoo speaking to Android
Date: Sat, 03 Oct 2015 18:05:08
Message-Id: 20151003180454.GA835@solfire
1 Hi,
3 my setup is a recent Gentoo system, which is connected to the
4 internet. This acts as an Wifi hotspot for my android tablet.
6 I wiresharked some connections of this tablet to the internet
7 and it was -- lets say -- "astonished", how much this little
8 tablet has to tell people, which I dont know and have never heard
9 of only by astablishing the connection and doing nothing else.
11 Since rooting an android device is common for nerds and geeks
12 only most firewalls available for android devices are so called
13 "no root firewalls" which tunnel all traffic through a local
14 VPN. These come also whith an understandable GUI.
16 My problem is, that these totally block traffic which is
17 initiated from outside the android device (which is a
18 good idea regarding firewalls).
20 I sideload all my programs (no contact to google
21 services for privacy reasons) by starting a webserver on
22 my tablet and send the data from my PC to the tablet --
23 which is now impossible because I am using a firewall.
25 My question is:
26 I only want to allow my tablet to connect via wifi
27 to my PC (I am using the "create_ap" script).
28 Due the firewall I need to fetch the data from
29 my PC instead of sending the data to my tablet.
30 It is sufficient to get access to only one directory
31 of my PC.
32 I dont want to setup a complete webserver on my PC
33 just for some Megs of data to transfer.
35 What is a secure, easy to setup and convenient method
36 to acchieve this?
37 (I only need some keywords ... no howtos needed. Will
38 try to setup the rest mysefl...;)
40 Thank you very much in advance for any help!
42 Best regards,
43 Meino


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] Gentoo speaking to Android Bill Kenworthy <billk@×××××××××.au>