I just wanted to share a few tools that I use to connect to my LAMP server to check status and occasionally modify settings or files from the couch. I run Ubuntu Server 10.10 on the LAMP server and Ubuntu 10.10 on my other machines. I have to admit that I have a Windows XP Pro machine downstairs to run Processing and for the wife and kids to manage their ITunes, etc.
CONNECTING TO YOUR SERVER
ConnectBot – This is a secure shell (SSH) client for the Android platform. It works as advertised and can get you to your server’s command line from your Android device. In the Android Market search for “ConnectBot”.
AndFTP – This is a simple FTP client for the Android Platform. I haven’t had any real issues with it. If you need to get a few files from your tablet or phone to your server this app will get the job done. In the Android Market search for “AndFTP”.
Hacker’s Keyboard – This is a pretty nice keyboard that will add CTRL key access to your Android device. In the Android Market search for “Hacker’s Keyboard”.
Full Keyboard – This keyboard adds a D-Pad and quite a few more keys to your arsenal. There are times when it comes in handy but for most applications the Hacker’s Keyboard in landscape mode will get the job done a little more efficiently. In the Android Market search for “Full Keyboard”.