Launching RR from a web page
Frank D. Engel, Jr.
fde101 at fjrhome.net
Thu Mar 24 13:43:53 CST 2005
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Ah, here it is:
According to the site, it will handle X11 forwarding over SSH using a
pure-java client, and apparently it can indeed be run as an applet (or
as an application). It supports XDMCP, so there's your solution:
Set up a custom Linux server which handles XDMCP and forwards X
connections over SSH. Then set up a custom DMCP environment to launch
your app in a restricted user account, set up apache and this X server,
such that navigating to the web server running on that machine launches
the X server as an applet, which in turn performs an XDMCP query over
an SSH tunnel (or otherwise handles the needed handshaking) and
launches a Linux standalone of your Rev app inside a Java applet in the
users' web browsers.
Might take some work, but hey, if you can get it working, it would meet
On Mar 24, 2005, at 1:26 PM, Andre Garzia wrote:
> On Mar 24, 2005, at 3:06 PM, Frank D. Engel, Jr. wrote:
>> I have seen info about an X windows server which is written
>> completely in Java. You could probably use that in a web browser to
>> connect to a UNIX (Linux) version of a Rev standalone somewhere
>> (correction: the UNIX version of a Rev standalone would connect to
>> the Java-based X server, so yes you would need to make some
>> arrangements for tunneling through firewalls, etc; I don't know
>> enough about that particular X server to know if that is supported
>> internally or not).
>> Maybe you could rig something with that.
>> BTW, this is another reason to keep the UNIX engines around: the
>> "network-transparent" X windows system...
> An X server written in Java!!! damn!!!! once I saw a TCP/IP stack done
> in PHP... well, I am a real fan of X11 forwarding, I did some
> experiments in that front with Rev, you can check it at
> I don't know if a X11 server written in java is supposed to run as
> applet... should we try?
> Andre Alves Garzia 2004 BRAZIL
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Frank D. Engel, Jr. <fde101 at fjrhome.net>
$ ln -s /usr/share/kjvbible /usr/manual
$ true | cat /usr/manual | grep "John 3:16"
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten
Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have
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