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