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'Wsh' is a remote shell that works via HTTP. The client script provides a shell-like prompt, encapsulating user commands into HTTP POST requests and sending them to the server script. The server script extracts and executes commands and returns STDOUT and STDERR output. Features include command line history support, file upload/download, data flow Xor encoding, the ability to protect server part script usage with a secret key inside an HTTP message, and the ability to work through an HTTP proxy server (to hide a client's ip or bypass a firewall).


Download version 2.2.1 (stable)
released on 15 July 2004


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2Janet Casey2 July 2003

Leaders and contributors

Alex Dyatlov Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite Term_ReadLine_Gnu (suggested for both client and server)
Required to use Net_SSLeay (for client part)

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 15 July 2004.


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