Remote access despite blocked SSH ports with Ajaxterm


Article from Issue 75/2007

Public Internet access is often protected by restrictive firewalls, and you have no chance of running SSH. However, HTTPS over port 443 is typically permitted. Ajaxterm lets mobile users login to their home servers.

Whether they are on a business trip or just traveling for pleasure, many users drop into Internet cafés to check their mail and the logs on their web servers, or to just remotely update some software. A web-mailer will handle the first of these tasks, but Linux geeks often prefer light-weight, console-based tools, like Mutt. In the past, you could probably install the missing software on the computer at the Internet café (or example, Putty as a Windows SSH client for remote access). However, because of the increased virus issues, you are unlikely to find open PCs at Internet cafés today.

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