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[archive] Running script on Thin Client Server

[Migrated content. Thread originally posted on 19 June 2007]

We are running Thin Client connecting to acuthin on a Linux server.

We need to be able to run shell scripts on the linux server that will both display info and allow user input.

Does anyone have an idea of a way to do this withou sending the output of the script to a file?

I also wanted to find out if there is a way to run, for example, adobe on the linux server through thin client. I can use the web active X but it runs the browser off of my client PC. There are many times we would like to run a program on the Linux server while in thin client.

Thanks for any help.
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RE: [archive] Running script on Thin Client Server

It's been my experience with thin client that you can't use UNIX shell scripts that require user input. This is because the user interface is on the Windows PC. You can however, call Linux programs on the server from the runtime, but they cannot require user input as well.

Of course, you can run all of the Windows stuff you want!
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RE: [archive] Running script on Thin Client Server

Hi,

Rob is right, which is why you need some third-party software on the Windows client PC that can seamlessly open a SSH connection to your Linux server using pre-configure authentication agents and run the Linux script on your Linux server.

Try using PuTTY - it can do all this and more. You can create saved sessions that can auto-login using pre-generated SSH keys, and run your script on the Linux server automatically.

We use "plink", which is a sort of a non-interactive version of putty, to run check-out scripts on our Linux dev-server from AcuBench.

Let me know if you need any help with it.

Cheers,

Blacky
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RE: [archive] Running script on Thin Client Server

Thanks for the info. I will try putty.
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