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Re: [vox-tech] Providing access to SSH on Kiosk?



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On Monday 12 January 2004 02:25 pm, Bill Kendrick nbs-at-sonic.net |lugod| 
wrote:
> Okay, I had a feeling this would be asked, but I didn't realize it would
> only take a few DAYS for someone to ask it... :^)
>
> Is there an easy, safe way to let people SSH out of a kiosk (e.g., the one
> I set up in Chamonix over the weekend)?  e.g., for folks who prefer to
> connect to their ISP (or UCD) server and run Mutt/Pine/etc. to check
> e-mail.
>
> I obviously don't want to just give away a bash prompt. :^)  I guess
> an "xterm -e ssh $user@$host" (with those being asked via a KDE kdialog or
> something) might do.
>
> Before I accidentally punch a gaping hole in the box, though, I thought I'd
> ask for suggestions here. ;^)

You could SSH to localhost, couldn't you?

Or, sometihn like this......

user='foo'
host='bar `xterm`'
xterm -e ssh $user@$host

Will pop up an xterm running ssh, and once you log in an xterm running bash  
:-)

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