Gnirehtet 2: our reverse tethering tool for Android now available in Rust

Gnirehtet becomes native

Romain Vimont
Sep 21, 2017 · 2 min read
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How to use gnirehtet 2

(Almost) the same way as gnirehtet 1.

./gnirehtet run
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A “key” logo appears in your device status bar when reverse tethering is enabled

How does gnirehtet 2 work?

Apart from a few details, the principle is the same as gnirehtet 1. The developers page has been updated to document the Rust version.

What about Rust?

Rust is a programming language developed by Mozilla Research, used among others by Servo, the next-generation browser engine for Firefox.

  • move semantics
  • guaranteed memory safety
  • threads without data races
  • trait-based generics
  • pattern matching
  • type inference
  • minimal runtime
  • efficient C bindings

Gnirehtet rewritten in Rust

Conclusion

Learning Rust was a rewarding experience to me, and I’m glad that Gnirehtet is now a native application.

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Developer

Genymobile

We help enterprises build their future with Android We’re the team behind @Genymotion, the most complete Android emulation platform. Now available in the cloud with powerful testing and collaboration capabilities 💪☁️ ️More at genymotion.com/cloud

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