Ajaxterm is a web based terminal. It was totally inspired and works almost exactly like Anyterm except it's much easier to install.
- Ajaxterm is very simple to install on Linux, MacOS X, FreeBSD, Solaris, cygwin and any Unix that runs python2.3.
- Ajaxterm was written by Antony Lesuisse (email: al AT udev.org), License Public Domain.
Please note; this guide currently only works on Ubuntu version 6.10 aka Edgy Eft. I will add 6.06 information soon.
Installation and Setup
Simply install the ajaxterm package.
sudo apt-get install ajaxterm
Once it has downloaded and installed the apt files you can start ajaxterm with the command;
sudo /etc/init.d/ajaxterm start
With some peoples computers we start to get errors due to their ssh config.. so you will need to edit your ssh_config
sudo nano -w /etc/ssh/ssh_config //uncomment: PasswordAuthentication yes
The default location for the config file is located /etc/default/ajaxterm . This may be edited to change the default port [Default=8022] Remember and open up port 8022 if you are running a firewall, and that is it set up on your local machine. You can access it with  . How ever check out below for how to access it from an external machine.
You can access your computer externally, how ever this is unsafe and may compromise your computers safety. Below is a fairly safe way of using Apache2 and SSL. To configure Apache2 for HTTPS and generate a certificate, follow the instructions in the Server Guide. Now copy [then symlink] the SSL config from the Available sites to the Enabled sites
sudo cp /etc/apache2/sites-available/default /etc/apache2/sites-available/ssl
Make sure all the modules for proxy have been made available;
sudo a2enmod proxy_http
It is time to decide on an htaccess password and username, remember and make this password strong.
sudo mkdir /srv/ajaxterm sudo htpasswd -bc /srv/ajaxterm/.htpasswd [user] [pass]
You will now need to go access the vhost settings which [here at least..] are located in sites-enabled
sudo nano -w /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default
Remove the line;
and edit the first Vhost to include the port 80;
<VirtualHost *> change to
Add an entry for the new port number and proxy to the AjaxTerm
<VirtualHost *:443> SetEnvIf Request_URI "^/u" dontlog ErrorLog /var/log/apache2/error.log Loglevel warn SSLEngine On SSLCertificateFile /etc/apache2/ssl/apache.pem ProxyRequests Off <Proxy *> AuthUserFile /srv/ajaxterm/.htpasswd AuthName EnterPassword AuthType Basic require valid-user Order Deny,allow Allow from all </Proxy> ProxyPass / http://localhost:8022/ ProxyPassReverse / http://localhost:8022/ </VirtualHost>
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart open your firewall port 443 and try to browse to  where yourhost.foo is either your IP adress or your hostname/web address.