RE: Web shell? (I'm not asking for much...)

From: Josh Cohen (
Date: Mon Mar 05 2001 - 14:35:57 PST

Yes, I know of two solutions..

I've seen a java based version of the MS terminal server client...
I've also seen a java based SSH client as well.

See for more information, or to see
what Im talking about try a server I use:

basically, it embeds a SSH java applet in a web page,
when you go to that URL, you should see a new
window pop up and you can log into that server
(provided you have an account, which you dont)
but you can see what happens.
You can also just copy the html and java applet
to your web server and make it run there.

>-----Original Message-----
>From: []
>Sent: Friday, March 02, 2001 11:44
>To: Jeff Bone
>Subject: Re: Web shell? (I'm not asking for much...)
>Jeff Bone <> writes:
>> Kragen's GIF-based chat thingie he posted about the other day has had
>> me thinking...
>I didn't write it --- Ping did. I just FoRKed it.
>> It's always been tres annoying to me that I have to have local
>> software installed to get (secure) access to a remote shell on some
>> server machine on which I've got an account. Neo-nazi firewall
>> admins, and all that, telnet regarded harmful, etc. Why shouldn't I
>> be able to access an interactive shell from any browser, interaction
>> tunneled over an HTTP connection and secured through i.e. SSL?
>> Wouldn't that be an acceptable alternative to i.e. SSH?
>Except that you still have to type your passwords in plaintext and the
>remote shell server has to know the password, so every shell account
>you use must use a different password, yes.
>> Anybody seen anything like that? Applet, GIF-based thingie,
>> whatever? Something I could huck up onto a Web server then go to
>> town? Surely this exists, surely somebody wrote something like this
>> way back in the dark ages of the Web.
>Not that I know of, no. It's a good idea, though.

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