Need help using Lynx on Ubuntu Server

Markus Schönhaber ubuntu-users at
Mon Jul 14 17:26:32 UTC 2008

Robert Dailey wrote:

> I have an Ubuntu Server 8.04 box setup, which is connected directly to my
> router on my LAN. From a remote computer, I want to SSH into my linux box
> and use Lynx to access my router's firmware webpage and do simple things
> like open ports, etc.
> The problem I'm having is that I believe my router's firmware page uses
> Javascript, because it has a few buttons that are inaccessible from Lynx (It
> just says [BUTTON] where it should be). I'm currently using a D-Link
> DGL-4500 as my router for those curious as to what firmware I'm trying to
> access via Lynx. Is there a way I can get Javascript working in Lynx,
> presuming that's the actual culprit? Help is appreciated, thanks in advance.

No, AFAIK there's no JavaScript support in Lynx.

But you could use the browser on your remote computer to access the
router's web interface via a ssh tunnel. I. e. if the router is
accessible from your server via, say, do something like
ssh -L 8000: [ip or name of server]
and enter
in the address bar of the browser on machine you ssh'ing from.
You may, of course, chose the local port (8000 in the above example) to
your liking. It should be greater than 1024, though, since you would
need root privileges otherwise.


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