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Install Anyterm for remote terminal access without SSH

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Anyterm allows you to have secure terminal access to a server without needing any special software on a client machine beyond a Web browser. For example, with Anyterm you can open a terminal into your server from an Internet cafe. Because Anyterm uses a pseudo-terminal for communication with the shell, you can run most command-line tools from an Anyterm terminal running inside a Web browser.

On the server side you can either install the Anyterm software yourself or use a server provided by my.anyterm.org for about a $20 per year subscription fee. Two main drawbacks of installing Anyterm on your own server are that it is an Apache module, so you have to have access to install those, and you have to handle security lockdown yourself.

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security issues and alternatives

prior to using a web ssh client you should be aware of the way these tools work and the security implications the use of them might have. overviews on security issues can be found on anyterm.org, serFISH.com and gotoSSH.com, for example.

if you decide to use third-party services, you have to find a service provider you trust: apart from my.anyterm.org ($20/year) also www.serfish.com (free) and gotossh.com ($5/month) are available.

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