I recently published my first ever Python module to PyPi – macusers. It simplifies getting the current logged in user even when the script is running as root or at login window. I’ve been using the code for a long time now in my Munki scripts and custom packages.
- macOS 11 host and guest
- VMware Fusion 12.1
- Download and install VMware Tools 11.2.5 or later
- Edit the VM’s VMX file
- Right click the VM
- Hold the option key
- Click Open Config in Editor
On occasion I need to test external access to my office or sometimes I’m on public Wi-Fi and want to securely browse the internet without connecting to a VPN. For times like those I use an SSH reverse proxy tunnel to a VPS and Firefox. This routes all of my Firefox traffic through my VPS securely over SSH.
All you need to accomplish this is an SSH server somewhere that you trust and Firefox. Once you have an SSH server up, go through these steps: