Tethering iPhone to Leopard Computer via EDGE

Tethering iPhone to Leopard Computer via EDGE. Methods for tethering the iPhone (using its EDGE connection from a desktop system or other device) have thus far been complicated and fraught with issues.

Thanks to the hard work of Jonathan “NerveGas” Zdziarski, however, the process has become easier and more robust. Yes, Jonathan “NerveGas” Zdziarski has just released a new method to tether your iPhone to your Leopard computer (laptop). For the uninitiated, “tethering” your iPhone to your laptop allows you to share (connect) your iPhone’s data connection - your laptop is essentially using your iPhone as a wireless modem.

Zdziarski has ported BIND 9.4.2 to the iPhone, allowing the device to service DNS using ad-hoc networking to your iPhone, This means that that tools without SOCKS support for DNS can use the connection. If you’re using Firefox, for instance, toggling one setting (network.proxy.socks_remote_dns turned to true) will allow access.

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