So this summer was fun. During my internship at Sentry, I found out that I had no access out on non-default ports. This makes me a sad panda as I use non-standard ports over 1024 for all my ssh servers:(

However, the fix is nice and awesome.

There is one program I have found that enable you to grab a shell on your server through your web browser. And you don’t need any special plugins or crap like that!!

Enter “shellinabox” – Has different templates, is pretty snappy, took 2 minutes to setup, and works great on all browsers.

You can then do a reverse proxy (highly recommended) and add some web server authentication in front of it!


Plus, make sure you serve it over SSL!!

Mario Loria is a builder of diverse infrastructure with modern workloads on both bare-metal and cloud platforms. He's traversed roles in system administration, network engineering, and DevOps. You can learn more about him here.