Graphic front ends for SSH

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Article from Issue 264/2022

Bring your remote management into focus with these graphical front ends for SSH.

Network administrators rely on Secure Shell (SSH) every day to establish secure connections over unsecured networks. The only requirement is that the computer you wish to control must be running an SSH server service. The most popular SSH service on Linux is OpenSSH.

The SSH protocol also supports port forwarding, which allows you to tunnel connections for other applications, and SSH lets web admins upload files to a web server using secure SFTP and SCP connections.

SSH typically requires a terminal window. However, as you increase the number of servers and services managed through SSH connections, you also increase the risk. In such cases, it is better not to use the same usernames and passwords for all remote systems.


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