LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Latest LQ Deals
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 11-09-2010, 07:44 AM   #1
rosv
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2008
Distribution: Slackware, ubuntu
Posts: 53

Rep: Reputation: 15
Start local applications on an apache server using a browser


Hi,
I'm trying to figure out if it's possible to configure apache, or any other linux http server, to allow the visiting user to start applications installed locally on the http server and get the GUI of that application displayed in a java applet (or any other similar solution).

In short, I'm looking for an alternative solution to proprietary technologies such as Citrix and Microsoft Remote Access Gateway.

Any suggestions are highly welcome.
 
Old 11-09-2010, 11:24 PM   #2
kirtimaan_bkn
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: INDIA
Distribution: Various Distros
Posts: 203

Rep: Reputation: 31
Something like this http://danielwebb.us/software/vnc/ ? Allows to connect server via VNC inside a browser. Then you can run apps as you are running on that box itself in GUI. But for this, you need to install VNC server on machine. In other words, Apache alone can't do this work.

Last edited by kirtimaan_bkn; 11-09-2010 at 11:25 PM. Reason: added some more info.
 
Old 11-10-2010, 03:18 AM   #3
rosv
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2008
Distribution: Slackware, ubuntu
Posts: 53

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks for the reply

Using VNC will work for running the applications installed on the local box. If I could get apache into the loop, I could use whatever authentication mechanism apache uses to authenticate users before they execute their applications.
 
Old 11-10-2010, 04:51 AM   #4
kirtimaan_bkn
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: INDIA
Distribution: Various Distros
Posts: 203

Rep: Reputation: 31
I think you can get apache in loop only for hosting web based VNC client, which your users can load into their browsers directly. For authentications, you can use apache authentication but challenge will be turning that into system login. In other words, using apache login session as system login session. Softwares like Webmin do this for their SSH client (I am not 100% sure as used it long time back).
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Local Web Server and FTP and MySQL Gui Tools and Browser jc1cell Linux - Server 1 10-04-2009 01:00 AM
how to start xterm from local X server? haochao Fedora 9 04-16-2009 06:16 AM
Allow only local access to apache server monkeyman2000 Linux - Server 4 07-01-2008 10:57 PM
plrblem configuring LTSP server for local applications shishirkotkar Linux - Software 0 04-14-2008 11:36 AM
Samba name server xx has stopped being a local master browser for workgroup xx saavik Linux - Networking 1 06-14-2004 08:25 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:56 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration