[TriLUG] Recommendations for web-based remote terminal?

bak bak at picklefactory.org
Tue Jul 14 12:25:27 EDT 2009

I set up ajaxterm just now on a whim. Works great. No problems even  
with curses-style apps, emacs and so on. Thumbs up.


On Jul 14, 2009, at 11:35, Mark Kempster <mark at kempster.org> wrote:

> I'm hoping to keep apache running on :80 on the machine that I'd like
> to access ssh-not-on-port-22, so I'm guessing that running an
> alternate on :80 probably won't work. I did try running it on :8080 at
> one point, but that didn't seem to work. I suspect firewall rules at
> $WORK are the blocking culprit.
> I tried nx's "web companion" this morning, but I think I was missing
> adequate amounts of caffeine to get that working.
> My current list of "Investigate Further" consists of
> - Webmin's "SSH and Telnet" plugin
> - ajaxterm (installing it to temporarily listen on :80 didn't work for
> me - I'm hoping that apache:443+ajaxterm will be a viable option)
> - mindterm
> - ssh-port-forwarding (which I haven't had the need to muck with
> much... until now)
> I'm hoping to really avoid horrible things happening and am
> temporarily using http://www.serfish.com consoleFish, which looks like
> ajaxterm. It's handy, assuming my keystrokes aren't being logged, but
> kicks up a captcha window every few minutes, and keeps dropping
> connections. (Thanks to this list for mentioning 'screen' so many
> years ago.)
> Thanks everybody for the suggestions - I've got some good
> experimenting in my future!
> Mark
> On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 11:19 AM, John Broome<jbroome at gmail.com>  
> wrote:
>> Mark Kempster wrote:
>>> I'm having trouble ssh'ing from $WORK to $HOME via the usual  
>>> suspects.
>>> I know port 80 is open, and I remember seeing some magical gizmo  
>>> that
>>> seemed to host a terminal-like session in a browser, but that was  
>>> more
>>> functional than webmin's one-command-at-a-time interface.
>>> My two objectives are easy-to-deploy, and most-like-an-xterm.
>>> Any packages you've used that you particularly like? Dislike?
>> I don't have a browser terminal suggestion, but in the spirit of the
>> trilug list and proposing something you didn't ask about: What about
>> having SSH at home listen on 80 or 443?
>> I set up a machine at home doing that so I can ssh from the hotspot  
>> at
>> Staples that only allows web traffic.  ssh -D FTW.
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