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From Vikram Tiwari <vikramtheo...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: A web based terminal emulator as an Apache module?
Date Fri, 09 Jan 2015 17:42:02 GMT
One example is Google's implementation of SSH client to login into their
Google Cloud's Compute instances. It uses GA based cookies for the
authentication.

Thanks and Regards!
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Vikram Tiwari <https://google.com/+VikramTiwari>

On Fri, Jan 9, 2015 at 11:07 PM, Joe Lewis <jlewis@silverhawk.net> wrote:

> Here is a good example thread :
>
>
> http://grokbase.com/t/apache/modules-dev/11bp9bhxr5/basic-example-shared-memory-code
>
> On Fri, Jan 9, 2015 at 10:35 AM, Joe Lewis <jlewis@silverhawk.net> wrote:
>
> > It is definitely possible to share information - see the apr_shm_*
> > functions (or check the history on this list for shared memory).  Eash
> POST
> > request is considered a separate event, and is processed as such, which
> > means there is no state in the protocol itself (there is when you add
> HTTP
> > headers into the mix, such as "cookies").
> >
> > For what you are trying to do - I'd simply assume it's stateless, and
> > design any modules to utilize shared memory.
> >
> > Joe
> >
> > On Fri, Jan 9, 2015 at 9:30 AM, Sean Neeley <sean.neeley@producepro.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> I'm trying to determine if it is plausible to build an apache module
> for a
> >> web based terminal emulator.  I would be borrowing some of the code from
> >> the ShellInaBox project:
> >> https://code.google.com/p/shellinabox/
> >> The code uses openpty() to create a new process operating in a
> pseudo-tty.
> >> The apache module would have to pass keyboard and display information
> back
> >> and forth from the client browser to the pseudo-tty in the module.
> >>
> >> It seems like with the pre-fork mpm, I cannot guarantee that the ajax
> POST
> >> requests will make it to the same module instance each time.  Are
> modules
> >> stateless?  Is it possible to share the pseudo-tty and hashmaps keeping
> >> session information across all instances of my module?  Or is there
> >> anything that can be added to the POST request to guarantee that it goes
> >> to
> >> a specific module instance?
> >>
> >> Thanks for the help.
> >>
> >> - Sean
> >>
> >
> >
>

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