X2Web: Remote Control of your Home
by Gordon Meyer
X2Web works by adding a gateway interface to Apache, which allows the web server to gather up-to-date information from XTension, and offer browser-based control over any of the units (such as lights, for example) that you've authorized for remote access. But that's only the tip of the iceberg. With X2Web you can view any text file, including the XTension log, and control other applications using AppleEvents. For example, although WeatherManX doesn't have a web interface, using the sample setup that Sentman provides you can view and refresh the WeatherManX reports at any time.
Even if you're not interested in opening up outside access to your home, X2Web is worth investigating for your in-home use. For example, with just a little work, you could adapt it for controlling iTunes or other applications from anywhere in your AirPort-equipped house. Sweet!
What will you use X2Web to control?