[Seaside] Seaside/Squeak/Linux: service with GUI as needed

Norbert Hartl norbert at hartl.name
Mon Jul 14 09:34:56 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-07-14 at 11:20 +0200, Lukas Renggli wrote:
> >  > >  Is this a SSH/VNC task, or is there a better way.  Some things I have
> >  > >  read appear to suggest that one can simply use VNC to attach to the
> >  > >  running Squeak service and a GUI instantly appears???  That seems too
> >  > >  slick to expect it to work.
> >  >
> >  > RemoteFrameBuffer is perfect to do that. Like this you start you image
> >  > headless on the server, and use a VNC client to connect to the screen
> >  > from anywhere. I use that on all my servers.
> >  >
> >
> > Yes, me too. Do you think it would be possible to let the squeak browser
> >  module do a vnc connection. That could be cool for some situations where
> >  you just enter the https url of your admin site and connect from the
> >  browser image to the production image. But I don't know if the squeak
> >  module is able to connect on another port. Tunneling the vnc of port 80
> >  would be some work and would destroy the benefit.
> I don't understand what you mean? What is a module?
I don't know the name of the firefox extension to run a squeak vm inside
the browser. But I mean that.

> There is a web-based application (WAScreenshot) included with Seaside
> that enables accessing the GUI of a headless image through the web. It
> is a bit slow (it essentially just displays a screenshot) and not very
> user-friendly (mouse clicks on the screenshot are forwarded to the
> image) though.
> If you use RemoteFrameBuffer (VNC) you are very likely tunneling
> through an SSH connection anyway. I guess nobody wants to keep an
> unencrypted VNC port open on their server.
That's right. I didn't think about this. So some would have to tunnel
it through http. Ok, forget it. Thanks!


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