Today I had to configure a router located on remote host. This router is pure crap and it has only Web interface. No ssh,no ftp ,nothing.
So without any further thought, I dediced to fire up ssh with -X , -C options ( X forwarding, Compression ) . After that I launched konqueror (firefox couldnt start (?) )and access the routers’ web interface. Stupid? Maybe . But i couldnt think of anything else
Just for the record the ssh command I lauched was
ssh -c arcfour,blowfish-cbc -C -X
arcfour,blowfish-cbc appear to be faster according to several sources over the internet
Another great idea would be “links” but routers web interface didnt work with that :(
How would you deal with this problem? Will you use X11 Forwarding as I did? I d like to hear your ideas :)
ps:Replacing the router is not an option ! :)