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Remote shell that works via HTTP

'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).

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Janet Casey

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2 July 2003

Leaders and contributors

Alex Dyatlov Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug Tracking,Developer,

Software prerequisites

Required to useNet_SSLeay (for client part)
Weak prerequisiteTerm_ReadLine_Gnu (suggested for both client and server)

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 4 January 2017.

Version comment

2.2.2 stable released 2006-06-01


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