web based ssh?

John G Heim jheim at math.wisc.edu
Thu Mar 31 17:00:53 UTC 2016

Right but my point is that all that is is chrome acting as a ssh 
client.  It's an ssh client with the chrome user interface. Maybe 
pointing out that it's not a meaningful distinction is not a meaningful 
point.  I guess if it looks like a web-based client, that's all that 
matters, right? But there is no such thing as a web-based ssh client. 
That can't be.

On 03/31/2016 10:38 AM, Chris Brannon wrote:
> John G Heim <jheim at math.wisc.edu> writes:
>> How can an ssh client run in a browser? Maybe the ssh client can be
>> launched by the browser. But it has to establish a connection and talk
>> to the server via the ssh protocol on port 22.  Ultimately, it's no
>> different than putty or secureCRT.
> Well, the modern web browser is being treated as more of an application
> platform than a document viewer these days, and you can run all sorts of
> things in them, including ssh clients.  This has been going on for years
> with Chrome.  They have something called ssh in a tab, which is an ssh
> client running inside the browser.  This is how you use ssh as
> a client in ChromeOS, where Chrome is more-or-less the user interface
> layer.  I have no idea how accessible "ssh in a tab" is, but considering
> just how much I dislike web browsers, I cannot imagine that I would
> consider it a pleasant experience.  Anyway, to each their own.  I seem
> to recall that "ssh in a tab" is implemented as a browser extension.
> Some quick googling reveals something called FireSSH, which is an ssh
> client written entirely in JavaScript, supporting both Mozilla Firefox
> and Google Chrome.
> The difference between this kind of thing and native applications
> like Putty and SecureCRT is that the browser-based thing is
> cross-platform.
> -- Chris
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