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    Wetty = Web + tty

    Terminal over HTTP and HTTPS. Wetty is an alternative to ajaxterm/anyterm but much better than them because wetty uses ChromeOS' terminal emulator (hterm) which is a full fledged implementation of terminal emulation written entirely in Javascript. Also it uses websockets instead of Ajax and hence better response time.

    hterm source -



    • git clone

    • cd wetty

    • npm install

    Run on HTTP:

    node app.js -p 3000

    If you run it as root it will launch /bin/login (where you can specify the user name), else it will launch ssh and connect by default to localhost.

    If instead you wish to connect to a remote host you can specify the --sshhost option, the SSH port using the --sshport option and the SSH user using the --sshuser option.

    You can also specify the SSH user name in the address bar like this:


    Run on HTTPS:

    Always use HTTPS! If you don't have SSL certificates from a CA you can create a self signed certificate using this command:

    openssl req -x509 -newkey rsa:2048 -keyout key.pem -out cert.pem -days 30000 -nodes

    And then run:

    node app.js --sslkey key.pem --sslcert cert.pem -p 3000

    Again, if you run it as root it will launch /bin/login, else it will launch SSH to localhost or a specified host as explained above.

    Run wetty behind nginx:

    Put the following configuration in nginx's conf:

    location /wetty {
        proxy_http_version 1.1;
        proxy_set_header Upgrade $http_upgrade;
        proxy_set_header Connection "upgrade";
        proxy_read_timeout 43200000;
        proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
        proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
        proxy_set_header Host $http_host;
        proxy_set_header X-NginX-Proxy true;

    If you are running app.js as root and have an Nginx proxy you have to use:

    Else if you are running app.js as a regular user you have to use:<username>

    Note that if your Nginx is configured for HTTPS you should run wetty without SSL.

    Dockerized Version

    This repo includes a Dockerfile you can use to run a Dockerized version of wetty. You can run whatever you want!

    Just do:

        docker run --name term -p 3000 -dt nathanleclaire/wetty

    Visit the appropriate URL in your browser ([localhost|$(boot2docker ip)]:PORT).
    The username is term and the password is term.

    Run wetty as a service daemon

    Install wetty globally with -g option:

        $ sudo npm install wetty -g
        $ sudo cp /usr/local/lib/node_modules/wetty/bin/wetty.conf /etc/init
        $ sudo start wetty

    This will start wetty on port 3000. If you want to change the port or redirect stdout/stderr you should change the last line in wetty.conf file, something like this:

    exec sudo -u root wetty -p 80 >> /var/log/wetty.log 2>&1




    npm i wetty

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