Re: Running root commands by http
On Thu, Aug 23, 2001 at 03:21:23PM +0100, Karl E. Jorgensen wrote:
> Sounds like you're getting into doing "normal" remote admin of a box.
> But why over HTTP ? If you have network connectivity to it, ssh should
> do the job (ssh in as yourself and su/sudo to root?).
> If you can get to via HTTP (e.g. you're behind some company firewall?),
> then httptunnel might help. YMMV. But if you can get SSH over HTTP
> running, you should be able to use all the existing tools. Better than
> writing new tools from scratch...
Another possibility would be to install the Mindterm java applet. It will
let you ssh into a host from any web browser.
Once they're logged in, you can let them do admin stuff with setuid
programs, or sudo, or something of that nature.
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