A web-based parallel SSH console for managing multiple linux servers.

Do you have too many servers to manage manually, but not big enough for puppet/chef? Want an interactive feel while still deduplicating effort across 3-10 servers? Inspired by, this is a alternative with the following features:


- Add servers by password or keypair authentication
- Host the control server locally to avoid trusting a third party
- Arrange servers into groups (e.g. all web servers, all database servers, ...)
- Supports running commands in parallel
- Response streams back in realtime over websockets
- Run any #! script remotely (bash, php, node, python, ...)
- Syntax highlighting text editor (thanks Codemirror!)
- Includes some demo scripts demonstrating using multiple languages, realtime, and a longer script to update node.js binaries from


- Install from npm (npm install opencommandio)
- Configure servers.js as per inline documentation
- Run the server (node ./core.js)
- Browse to localhost:8081 and enjoy
- Optional: Protect the server by nginx reverse proxy with http authentication, or similar

Written in Javascript (node.js)

Npm page:
Inspired by: (unfortunately moved to a commercial closed-source SaaS)

Check npm to see if there's a more recent version than from here.


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