[Alpine-info] URL "pushing"
mbmiller+l at gmail.com
Tue Dec 7 22:50:14 PST 2010
On Tue, 7 Dec 2010, Dan Mahoney, System Admin wrote:
> Has anyone else come up with a decent solution for this, a simple
> cross-system rpc-type demon?
> I would love to see some sort of standard emerge for this, with some
> kind of useful ANSI escape sequence that was rfc-defined, but that might
> just be dreaming.
That sounds cool. This isn't what you are looking for, but my approach is
to use Xvnc. I run it with the localhost option to block connections from
the usual ports, then just connect via ssh with port forwarding. I have a
little script for that to make it super easy. Then I run IceWM within the
VNC session with an xterm for Alpine and Firefox in a different workspace.
Whenever I open a URL, it appears in a new tab in Firefox and the system
automatically switches me to the Firefox workspace.
I like this system because it is totally portable. I access it
practically from anywhere -- home, office, etc.
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