Good SSH client

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  1. carfac macrumors 65816

    carfac

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    Hi:

    I am going to switch over my notebook from Win to Mac.... but before I do, I NEED a good secure telnet program. I asked this before when I got an iMac, and was told there was a fine telnet in OS X- true. But I need more. I have to secure telnet to multiple dozens of servers... sometimes in non-standard ways. So I need something that will keep the configs all separate, so I can just click on "Server X" and it will get me in on a non-standard port, remember my passwords, and put me into the directory on the server I want. And do this for many different servers.

    What I use in Windows is SecureCRT: http://www.vandyke.com/products/securecrt/

    This is perfect, and what I want in a Mac program.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    #2
    I've been sticking with Terminal unless it involves the forsaken tn3720x once in awhile.
     
  3. carfac thread starter macrumors 65816

    carfac

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    Thanks, that is the answer I got before. So maybe I am missing something. Can I get that to save a boat-load of profiles.... and then call up the one I need at any time, and it will automatically log me in to that server? (Sorry, I am still a bit of a newbie on these things!)
     
  4. boast macrumors 65816

    boast

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    # nano ~/.profile

    // and add aliases

    alias youralias='your commands'

    // you make as many as you want as then just type that alias into the terminal
    -----

    like having

    alias connectBSD='ssh -p 222 root@127.0.0.1'

    so then everytime i type "connectBSD" in the terminal, it will execute the command "ssh -p 222 root@127.0.0.1"
     
  5. costabunny macrumors 68020

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    You might want something like PuTTY - there is a MAC OS X ver (it uses Xwindows) and it is pretty much like the Windows varint (I used to use SecureCRT, but sarted using PuTTY as its more configurable). (of course in OSX I just use my shell :) )
     
  6. carfac thread starter macrumors 65816

    carfac

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    Thanks for the direction. I will look into PuTTY- I am not so into command line sort of things! I like nice, pretty GUI.
     
  7. jc1350 macrumors 6502a

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    I use iTerm (http://iterm.sourceforge.net/) exclusively instead of terminal. You can save profiles/bookmarks for all your connections. It's excellent.
     

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