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[Feature Request] Possibility of adding SSH client functionality in the Web UI.

Discussion in 'Asuswrt-Merlin' started by Asad Ali, Jan 28, 2020.

  1. Asad Ali

    Asad Ali Very Senior Member

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    Hey, @RMerlin I have a feature request if and whenever you deem it worthy for your time and efforts.

    Will it be possible to add a Web-based SSH client in the Web UI? like on a dedicated page/tab so one can interface with the CLI directly from within the Web UI and without relying on an external SSH client.
    And now since we have "amtm" built-in the firmware, a native SSH client will make it even easier in managing and installing external scripts all from within the Web UI.
     
  2. RMerlin

    RMerlin Super Moderator

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    No. For starter, the httpd server is not designed for that kind of interaction.

    Even Windows ships with an SSH client now, so I don't see the point in it.
     
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  3. netware5

    netware5 Senior Member

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    In the past Merlin's FW had such/similar functionality. We were able to exececute shell commands from within the WebGUI. But it was removed because of security concerns. Security is a priority :)
     
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