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How to connect remotely to your seedbox via the web browser

Posted March 10th, 2021    1159   1   remote ssh browser

Introduction

There are several ways to connect to your seedbox, like FTP, SFTP, SSH or via our own app, seedbucket.

Note: If you want to see hidden files and folders, then SFTP (with the use of an SFTP client) or SSH (via a terminal console) are the only ways to do so.

We have now implemented another, very easy way to connect remotely to your seedbox, by using your favourite browser - no extra applications or terminals or remembering ports etc. It is essentially a remote SSH session, so you can see hidden files and folders too

Browser

Open up your favourite browser and navigate to https://remote.seedboxes.cc/ .
For username, use your client area email address and input your client password at the corresponding field

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Open sessions

At the new page, you can see at the top your most recent connections and all of your available connections / seedboxes.

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Note: At the screenshot, the user has two seedboxes so both appear at the list.

Just click the seedbox you wish to open a session for and it will automatically do so - no need for inputting your seedbox username/password!
A terminal console within the browser will appear and you will be ready to use your SSH session.

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End session

After you have finished, type logout and press enter, or just close the browser's tab.

That was it!

"Screen" - advanced usage

If you need to perform a command via your terminal that is a bit time-consuming and you need to e.g. close your PC or your browser, this will mean that you will be also ending the session thus terminating the command.
In that case, you could always use the screen terminal app which is already pre-installed to your seedbox.

Once you connect remotely via the above steps to your seedbox, type screen and press enter twice.
It will create a virtual screen within your shell, so you can run afterwards the command, in screen mode.
The advantage of screen is that you can close the terminal window or just detach the screen (with ctrl + a + d ) or even close the browser/tab, and the process won't be terminated (it will run at "background").

To return at any time to that virtual screen, connect remotely once more and once you are logged in, type screen -ls and hit the enter button. Check the first digits of that session, then type "screen -r DIGITS" (e.g. screen -r 34295) to reattach that screen to current terminal and continue from where you left off.

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