Zingersoft's iSSH Client Now Available

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by MacRumors, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    There's been an influx of SSH clients coming out for the iPhone, but the one many have been waiting for has just arrived. Zingersoft's iSSH [$4.99, App Store] client was released to the App Store last night.

    iSSH is a VT100, VT102, VT220, ANSI, xterm, and xterm-color terminal emulator over SSH and provides the following features:

    - Portrait and landscape mode
    - 60x24 in portait mode, 80x24 in landscape mode
    - Scroll-back buffer (by swiping in right 1/3rd of screen)
    - Arrow keys (by swiping in left 2/3rd of screen).
    - Ctrl, tab, shift, and Fn keys, all in combination.
    - Store any number of connections and configurations
    - Command execution on connection
    - Can dismiss keyboard by tapping keyboard icon
    - Via EDGE, WiFi or 3G

    Due to the influx of SSH apps, the developer reports he temporarily cut some features to deliver this build earlier.
    The developer promises that the 1.1 build was submitted last night and should include the following features:

    - Key generation storage and exchange
    - Additional keys in landscape mode, specifically "ESC" and "|"
    - Multiple concurrent connections
    - Active connection list
    - Option to store password and server port
    - Misc bug fixes

    Unlike the other SSH clients, iSSH is also available internationally. iSSH is available in the App Store.

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  2. dr_lha macrumors 68000

    Oct 8, 2003
    Its worth noting that TouchTerm now also supports terminal emulation with v1.1, and is cheaper than iSSH.
  3. Brett3rThanU macrumors regular

    May 14, 2008
    Does either iSSH or TouchTerm allow you to change the SSH port? I don't use 22...
  4. Riemann Zeta macrumors 6502a

    Feb 12, 2008
    This doesn't allow terminal access to the iPhone itself, does it? That is one thing I really miss from JB 1.1.4, a good old fashioned UNIX terminal program. The JB procedure for 2.0.1 is way too unreliable (that Pwnage app has never worked for me--all it ends up doing is necessitating a full restore to the most recent official FW) to be a workable solution right now, so that is not an option.
  5. skestes macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2007
    Dev says customs ports will be in the 1.1 version which he has submitted to the app store.
  6. pyrodex macrumors 6502


    Jul 10, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    Right now you can't change the port in build 1.0, but as noted above you will in the next release.

    I just bought it and tested it out, great terminal emulation and other various tools. Can't wait for the new features because without | key doing major stuff via the command line just sucks right now.
  7. serich159 macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2007
    Brett3rThanU - The 1.1 update to Touch Term lets you set the port as well. No 22 for me either.
  8. pyrodex macrumors 6502


    Jul 10, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    No this is merely a client to allow people to connect to remote machines, great for admins who VPN into work and want to do ssh functions on a server.
  9. Brett3rThanU macrumors regular

    May 14, 2008
    Well I'm looking forward to 1.1 then. I'll wait for that as it's no use to me at the moment :(
  10. dr_lha macrumors 68000

    Oct 8, 2003
    TouchTerm does allow you to change the port number.
  11. MikeNemat macrumors regular

    Aug 6, 2006
    I really do want to buy this but it is useless to me if it can only connect on port 22.

    Also, does anyone know if this is a full-featured SSH implementation (port forwarding and SOCKS works?)
  12. dr_lha macrumors 68000

    Oct 8, 2003
    Given that iPhone apps can't work in the background, I don't believe either of those would be possible.
  13. websyndicate macrumors regular

    Aug 22, 2007
    Spokane Valley,WA
    Like OpenSSH?

    So can I SSH into my iPhone like OpenSSH was on the installer?
  14. andysmith macrumors 6502

    Sep 24, 2004
    West Mids, UK
  15. dr_lha macrumors 68000

    Oct 8, 2003
    You can't. At least, you can't without jailbreaking your iPhone. App Store SSH apps are clients, not servers.
  16. wonderbread57 macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2008
    I wouldn't expect an ssh app to have X server support but wow, that would be cool to be able to launch X apps on to the iPhone's display.
  17. tofupancake macrumors member

    Jan 28, 2008
    This is the first SSH for the UK which is great. I wonder if they are licensed to do so.

    Still useless for me, as I run my ssh on a different port than 22.
  18. Jig macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2006
    Licensed by whom? There is no need to have a license to distribute an ssh client in the UK.
  19. rdrr macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2003
    Yes he went through the export laws, and got approval. It is one reason for the price... He had to hire an attorney.
  20. tofupancake macrumors member

    Jan 28, 2008
    I think there are export restrictions in the US, that is you cant export a product that uses that strong encryption which is why the other clients weren't available outside the US. I could be wrong. Licensed was the wrong word :)
  21. wolfenkraft macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2008

    Yeah, to get past the export restrictions, this one either has a) weaker encryption or b) made outside the US.

    Definitely has export restrictions on encryption implementations.
  22. canadacow macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2008
    I can assure you this is a full strength implementation of SSH. That's exactly it, really. Since it's a well-documented protocol based on well-documented encryption methods, there's nothing "new" or "secret" by having such encryption exported. For export from the US, the government simply requires classification of the product for legal distribution.

    And sorry about the port 22 thing. A complete oversight on my part. Already fixed and in the pipeline for V1.1
  23. backspinner macrumors 6502a

    Apr 29, 2002
  24. mcnicks macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2006
    Looks promising. I am a black text on white background kind of guy, but I suspect that the white on black will be more readable under most conditions. Does anybody else find that the caps key behaves like caps lock? When I press it once, it stays on until I press it again - which caused all sorts of confusing when one of my servers did not accept my password :)
  25. Cybix macrumors 6502a


    Feb 10, 2006
    Western Australia
    wow if this app could do tunneling like puTTY and "accept connections from other hosts", it'd be a wild proxy device :)

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