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GUI-based SSH1/2 client for OSX UNIX
For a while now I've been hoping someone would come out with a GUI-based SSH terminal app for OSX. MacSSH and NiftyTerm actually seem to work just fine under Classic, but I was hoping for a native solution to turn up. Naturally one can always open shell and start the default OpenSSH client. It's slightly cumbersome but I guess if you're doing remote terminal logins in the first place, you're not exactly adverse to extra typing. =-) Additionally, someone here posted a great hint about making Finder-launchable SSH shell login scripts.

Anyway, there's been a Java-based SSH app out there called Mindterm. I never thought to give it a try until now. The company's webpage states that it's free for non-commercial use and while they don't explicitly say so, I found it runs fine under Mac OSX.

The only hitch is that after you uncompress the archive, you have to launch it from the shell with:
java -jar mindterm.jar
If someone who knows more about Java could figure out a way to launch it from the Finder, that would be great. (The Applet Launcher didn't seem to work)

The program is a bit flaky here and there (the built-in SFTP client stalled whenever I attempted a transfer) but it is useable and seems support the full range of ciphers and authentications usually associated with SSH1&2.
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A slight workaround
Authored by: 47ronin on Sep 21, '01 03:06:27PM

I have an outdated tutorial on how to make a self-running Java app with a double-clickable icon for Limewire.. and it may help with getting your Java-based SSH client working without using the command line.

http://homepage.mac.com/gfxjedi/limewireicon.html

Some of the steps may apply to your app.



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Project Builder
Authored by: eagle_eyes on Sep 22, '01 06:17:12PM

On the developer tools cd there is a fun little compiler called project builder. I tried it for the first time the other day and compiled some of the Java code I had done over the summer and I got it build into an os x app with no problem. Granted I have not tried the program you are talking about, but it may be worth a try....



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To Launch MindTerm from the Finder...
Authored by: Anonymous on Sep 24, '01 06:39:14AM

Use the MRJAppBuilder application (in the /Developer/Applications directory). Click 'choose', navigate to 'mindterm.jar' and then, in the dialog box that pops up choose 'com.mindbright.application.MindTerm' as the Main classname.
In the 'Output file' text box enter a path and name for your new application.
Finally, click the Merge Files tab. Click Add and navigate to mindterm_ns.jar.
The click Build Application.
This should give you a finder clickable App which launches MindTerm
Hope this helps...



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Rbrowser
Authored by: jimr on Sep 24, '01 09:29:44AM

For a while now I've been hoping someone would come out with a GUI-based SSH terminal app for OSX. MacSSH and NiftyTerm actually seem to work just fine under Classic, but I was hoping for a native solution to turn up.

was the original question.... Rbrowser is a great solution for remotely accessing by both ssh and sftp support also works well for standard ftp and visual telnet connections. http://www.rbrowser.com/RBrowser_main.html it is shareware, however the base version is free.

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GUI-based SSH1/2 client for OSX
Authored by: mox on Feb 25, '09 10:54:51AM
I may be late with my project ;-)

I've wanted the same thing for a LONG time.. I finally learned Objective-C and developped my own.

Take a look at http://www.sshxgui.org/

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