This month of March we had very few new trial accounts.
I’m somewhat mystified by this because the feedback I’ve gotten from the Advise Us survey has been very positive.
Our visual shell service solves some broadly present problems in today’s environment. Specifically, it solves problems of restricted access by providers and governments, and it solves the issue of securing information on portable devices.
For example, if you’re somewhere that peer-to-peer is blocked or harassed, and you need to get something you can only get peer-to-peer, such as the “Full Monty Desktop release of PcLinuxOs“, you can login to shellx.eskimo.com, scientific.eskimo.com, or debian.eskimo.com, using x2go or if you are on a Mac for which the x2go client hasn’t fixed the keyboard issues yet, you can use the NoMachine 4.1 client/player or OpenNX client on shellx.eskimo.com or scientific.eskimo.com to get a remote desktop from our server on your computer. Then you can use qbittorrent to download to your home directory and then ftp or scp the file from there. Note you will need an account with adequate quota for the file(s) you will be transferring, if transferring 3.8gb ISOs, a power shell is recommended.
With this arrangement, your provider only sees an encrypted ssh connection and has no idea how it is being used.
If by chance you are behind a corporate firewall that blocks port 22, we also listen to port 443, the HTTPS port, on scientific.eskimo.com or shellx.eskimo.com. So our service provides you a way of getting a full desktop on your machine inside a corporate fire-walled network or say behind the great firewall of China, outside that firewall.
Or let’s say you’ve say you’re a corporate technologist, and you’ve been sent on a trip to India to establish a manufacturing operation using some sensitive information your competitors would love to get your hands on. You could take that information with you on a laptop, tablet, or smartphone, where the possibility for that device to be lost or stolen exists and along with it your valuable data, or you could use a shell account here to hold it, and access it with your laptop, tablet, or smartphone over a secure ssh session when you get to where you need it. That way, if you lose your device, you don’t lose your data and it doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.
Now, no service is 100% secure, but you can also save your files encrypted here for an extra layer of protection, and unencrypt them only when you’re actually ready to use them.
I do my best to stay on top of things and keep this site as functional as it can be for you. The more customers we have, the more resources I have to keep Eskimo current, up to date, and to have adequate resources for everything you want to do.
So please tell others about our service and how it can work for them, and if there is something you don’t like, please tell me!