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Gate One 1.1 Released: Run Vim In Your Browser 150

Riskable writes "Version 1.1 of Gate One (HTML5 terminal emulator/SSH client) was just released (download). New features include security enhancements, major performance improvements, mobile browser support, improved terminal emulation, automatic syntax highlighting of syslog messages, PDFs can now be captured/displayed just like images, Python 3 support, Internet Explorer (10) support, and quite a lot more (full release notes). There's also a new demo where you can try out vim in your browser, play terminal games (nethack, vitetris, adventure, zangband, battlestar, greed, robotfindskitten, and hangman), surf the web in lynx, and a useful suite of IPv6-enabled network tools (ping, traceroute, nmap, dig, and a domain name checker)." Gate One is dual licensed (AGPLv3/Commercial Licensing); for individuals, it's pay-as-you-please.
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Gate One 1.1 Released: Run Vim In Your Browser

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  • by vlm ( 69642 ) on Tuesday November 06, 2012 @02:33PM (#41896487)

    I use a free competitor called ajaxterm to get around firewall insanity. So if the local restaurant blocks all SSH connectivity as a hacking tool (idiots), in fact only lets thru 80 and 443, this is perfect. Well, if the target machine didn't have a web server on it I could run SSH on 443 and connect to it, but if the whole point of the machine is web serving then I can't very well remove the SSL web server and stuck sshd on port 443.

    This is not a daily thing, but more an OMG emergency back door when all else fails thing. My advice is put it under a mysterious URL, its too easy to scan "" on a guess, and don't link to it.

    I've also used it in presentations, all I need on the client machine connected to the projector is a standard web browser. No admin rights to install stuff, etc. Just go to this page.. which doesn't work... then ask why the heck they are using MSIE 5.0 or whatever in 2012.. etc. But it does work great with a "modern" "real" browser.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 06, 2012 @05:44PM (#41899813)

DISCLAIMER: Use of this advanced computing technology does not imply an endorsement of Western industrial civilization.