Sometimes you are on a system that's not yours in a network that's not yours (work, school, a library, ...) and you want to connect to your ssh-server at home.
If the system that you have to use doesn't have a sshclient and you can't use something like putty because there is a firewall then this is a good solution.
Just connect !
Or for added security use HTTPS.
(I don't want to pay for a SSL certificate so I created my own. Most browsers will not know this certificate so will give a warning that you can safely ignore)
Nothing, it's free. Maybe I will place ads later to pay for the bandwidth, but that's not necessary right now.
When the terminal notices that your browser is connected it starts a script that asks you a username, a hostname (or ip) and a port (22 as default value).
When you entered those values it launces ssh -l USERNAME -p PORT HOSTNAME to connect to your server.
-The connection between the webserver and your server is ssh, so that's safe.
-The standard connection between your browser and the webserver is plain http which means that someone in your network could be logging the traffic. If you suspect this is the case, use the HTTPS connection.
-If you are using a system that's not yours then it's also possible that there is a keylogger is installed, if you suspect that's the case then type sensitive data like this: s e q a BACKSPACE BACKSPACE c r e z BACKSPACE t (when you want to type 'secret')
I wouldn't call it fast, but it's workable.
When you have another way to connect to your sshserver. When you use it too often you are just slowing down the connections of other users.
- There is no unicodesupport, so run "unset LANG" if "echo $LANG" shows you something like "en_US.UTF-8"
- On some browsers it might react strange to some keycombinations.
- If it doesn't react immediatly, just a wait a bit longer
- On some systems you first have to click in the terminal to be able to use it.
Yes, I would recommend:
- Search PageRank": Website to check the popularity of others websites
- Conky: System monitor
- Perfenc: Encryption program
- Randaudio: Generate random data with your soundcard
... contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org (replace the '0' by a 'o')