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synergy: How to enable crypto (encryption) and generate SSL certificate

The newer Linux versions of the popular mouse/keyboard sharing application “synergy” now has built in encryption. Here’s how to configure it: Just simply passing the –enable-crypto flag on your synergy server without having a proper SSL certificate will result in the inability to connect to clients and generate an error message similar to this in […]

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Encrypting synergy traffic via OpenSSL and stunnel

I use synergy to control several different linux systems in my office using a single keyboard and mouse. The only issue I have with this software is it does not (yet?) natively support SSL encryption for your traffic. This is problematic when transmitting plain-text passwords between systems, which I do often. This HOWTO will explain […]

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