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Run AppleScripts and shell scripts in a Windows VM
Authored by: dgerrity on May 18, '10 06:23:34PM
What a fantastic hint! I've been frustrated by this problem as well and am a little chagrined that I didn't think of this solution -- especially since I have the whole cygwin implementation on my Windows VM.

The best part of this hint (for me) is the realization that I can forward specific ports through the ssh connection. My company network blocks IMAP, SMTP, POP3 and many other ports, which is painful. I've tried to connect the VM to the Mac via a virtual router; it's just out of my league in terms of making it work.

There is a separate outside wireless network available that doesn't block any ports. I put the Mac Airport on the public net, bridge the Windows VM to the ethernet adapter, and forward the ports I need for IMAP from the Windows environment to the Mac -- where it can escape the tyranny of the corporate net.

Thank you -- you're brilliant. Among the best hints of all time for Mac users forced into a windows environment.

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