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Old 10-12-2009, 11:35 PM   #1
beboppinbobby
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Question Cherokee http server: how to access cherokee-admin over ssh


Okay, here goes. I just installed Ubuntu Server 9.04 in a VMware Fusion Virtual machine on OS X.

I have heard good things about the cherokee web server, so I decided to try it instead of Apache. I'm especially drawn to the admin GUI, since I'm still getting a handle on Linux in general.

http://www.cherokee-project.com/doc/...kee-admin.html

You have to access the admin page locally, so I'm trying to do it over ssh. I have been able to open the admin page with elinks, but it's not beefy enough to handle the javascript, etc. So I installed firefox on the server, but when I try to open it, it says "no display specified".

How can I open a fully-featured browser over ssh in a bash shell?

Thanks!

Rob

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Old 10-14-2009, 10:34 AM   #2
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a 'fully-featured browser' such as firefox relies on a running xserver on the machine you are viewing from. Try running an xclient on the server, and running an xserver on a machine with X installed.

To be honest, if you're not following me, you need to modify the admin settings to allow for non-local browsing. It's the simpler solution!
 
Old 10-14-2009, 12:33 PM   #3
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Thanks!

Hey, that sounds cool, but I don't know what it means. In the meantime, I've started using is while binding to all ip's but eventually I would prefer not to for security reasons.

I obviously don't know what I'm talking about, but does installing an Xserver involve any security risks (beyond, say, ssh)?
 
Old 10-18-2009, 08:47 AM   #4
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well, X is the 'desktop' for want of a better explanation. Yes, it does involve security risks, and for a server distribution, I personally prefer to stay away from it. But thats a little paranoid too! I would read up on this: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ServerGUI
 
Old 10-19-2009, 10:42 AM   #5
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Thumbs up Thanks!

Thanks for the link! That article (and links) are exactly what I needed.
 
Old 10-21-2009, 07:05 AM   #6
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