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Sun Jan 23 02:38:21 UTC 2005
On 2005-01-22, 19:23 -0600, Brian Fahrlander wrote
> On Sat, 2005-01-22 at 20:04 -0500, Scot L. Harris wrote:
> > On Thu, 2005-01-20 at 07:06, Brian Fahrlander wrote:
> > > I'm wanting to set up a set of PHP code to present a link and have
> > > it open a terminal window, with a hostname destination in it- kinda like
> > > ssh:///email@example.com and make a one-click connection to the remote
> > > machine.
> > >
> > > Is this something that can be easily done, most likely on Firefox
> > > and/or Mozilla?
> > I don't think this will be easy.
> > I can think of two ways to do this neither of which is "easy".
> > First way, you would need to utilize something like java scripting.
> > Your web page would then be able to startup a terminal application on
> > the users machine, in this case an ssh session.
> > Second way, you would need to startup the ssh session on the web server
> > where the page is and pass the data back to the user over the http
> > connection (suggest using https for stuff like this).
> > Only in the second case could you possibly use php to do this. Even
> > that may not be the right tool. (as much as I like php it is just not
> > suited to certain types of things.)
> Or, I could just have them ssh to the main site, then chose from a
> menu which would spawn the ssh session as needed. :> Yeah, I've been
> researching since the post...I don't like most of the choices I have
> here, but it's not a biggie.
> Thanks for your input, though!
if you can use java, you can try java webstart and ssh like
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