Fire SSH

Just a quick blog about a openssh client I came across recently, FireSSH, a firefox extension.

The most notable features are:

  • FireSSH is by definition cross platform.
  • Unlike putty, FireSSH uses openssh keys.
  • FireSSH will use proxies (such as privoxy and SOCKS).
  • FireSSH will perform tunneling. Although this is not unique to FireSSH, it is handy.

I find FireSSH is a little buggy in that the colors in the terminal are off, but other then that it seems to work well.

FireSSH will link ports

The disadvantages are:

  • It does not have as many features as putty.
  • It does not do sftp (still need winscp for that).

FireSSH FAQ are here.

Hope you like it.

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3 Responses to Fire SSH

  1. jonas says:

    FireSSH is a great tool!

    Is there a bug in the tunneling feature? I can’t seem to make it work.

  2. bodhi.zazen says:

    @jonas – Glad you enjoyed it.

    FireSSH is under development still and I suggest you file a bug report.

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