SHIM Shim allows a selected Yahoo IM friend to access shell commands on your computer through their Instant Messenger client. Once connected, both you and your friend may type commands and see the results of those commands. This project is useful, for example, when your friend is behind a firewall and you are asked to fix their computer. You simply have your friend download this program and from a command line, they run the client: shim [my yahoo_id] [friend's yahoo_id] They are prompted for their yahoo password, and then you will receive a message on your IM saying that they you have access to their computer. Now, you may type in commands (ls -al , ps -ef, mount, dir, ipconfig, etc) and both you and your friend will see results of your commands. Also, your friend may type in commands on the command line and they will be executed and the results will be broadcast via IM to you. System requirements:Currently supports Linux and Windows XP/NT/98. Fairly trivial to support more OS's. *NIX systems currently require bash.
Java 1.4 and higher required on system. Project homepage sourceforge project home install shim Latest version is 0.7 Released 12-17-2004 This project is maintined by Mike Cohen Click here to send an email if you have questions of comments. Thanks to YMSG project for the Yahoo IM API!