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Gnirehtet – Reverse-tethering tool for Android (medium.com/genymobile)
64 points by agateau on April 1, 2017 | hide | past | favorite | 13 comments

Cool, but a couple of days ago I used [another Android app](https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.floriandra...) that does the same thing, even with a cross-plattform Java server, too. Is there anything different with this one (except the price)?

(gnirehtet author here) I guess that they use the same principles (though I can't check easily since it's proprietary). In that case, the main difference is that gnirehtet is free and open source software.

I know that word: gnir (I am rubbing). Gnirehtet could mean I am too rubbed -- in other words chafed.

That would be in proto-norse. And it rhymes nicely with hiertynyt https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/hierty%C3%A4

Not sure i understand the case. It provides internet access TO android devices?

Yeah, easily, over USB on a phone that isn't rooted.

Useful if you want to quickly and easily pipe all the traffic to and from your PC (or VM) for monitoring or intercepting, or need to get your phone online in a restricted environment. (Number of devices limited like a hotel, or wired-only environment or whatever.)

I could see the use case, even though it may be rare. I've had to hook up a mini WiFi router to my laptop before when I was on an wifi network where I only had a single "access code" for one device. http://pics.campl.us/f/f/f9eb5eb15d62836189e3176e9f93c7d8.jp...

This is very useful for testing an untrusted android phone

Looks cool - is the app in the Play Store?

Since it is intended to be controlled from the computer only, there is fonctionally little benefit to install the client from another channel ("./gnirehtet rt" installs it if necessary).

this is pretty neat, but man that name..

It's the reverse of "tethering"... ;-)

yeah i can see that but.. wow

Why not `rehtet` ?

Even "./rehtet rt" sounds better.

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