Communicate between Windows and UNIX
I am trying to come up with a solution to allow users on Windows machines to access the file system on our UNIX machines at work. The UNIX boxes are not webservers, but are accessible via XManager (or other such terminal emulator). I basically need to create a form that will gather information from the UNIX file-system, present it in a user-friendly format, and submit changes.
I tried having the user start a java program using Swing to open a new window, but it disrupts the xterm sessions. I tried using an applet, but applets don't have privileges to access the file system; also I don't know how to make the applet available to everyone since there isn't a url they can go to. I could possibly run a server on the unix box that listens on a particular port, but not sure how to connect or how to get the client program loaded onto the user's pc. Help?