Jonathan Aquilina [2020-04-07 5:25 +0000]:
There is a bit of a misunderstanding. Is it possible to run cockpit
on a windows machine on IIS to admin linux machines?
Theoretically, it may be possible to reengineer the build system to build
*just* cockpit-ws (the web server component) on Windows, if you have gnutls,
glib etc., and provide the service startup manually. Normally this is
controlled by systemd, through the TLS proxy cockpit-tls. But the practical
answer is "no, it does not work right now and there is neither effort going on
nor motivation to do so".
You can certainly place IIS in front of cockpit-ws as a reverse proxy, though.
documents how to do that for nginx.
But when you use cockpit, you always have to use cockpit-ws somewhere (with a
reverse proxy on top of it or not).