How To Easily Manage SSH/Telnet Connections With PAC Manager
PAC, Perl Auto Connector, is a Perl/GTK replacement for SecureCRT/PuTTY etc. (Linux SSH/Telnet). It provides a GUI to configure connections, users, passwords, EXPECT regular expressions, macros etc.
1. Unique Linux application to implement SecureCRT’s functionality
2. Remote and local macros
3. Remotely send commands with EXPECT regexp
4. Cluster connections!! Connections on same cluster share keystrokes
5. Scripting support
6. Serial/tty connection via cu/tip/remote-tty connections
7. Pre/post connections local executions
8. TABS OR WINDOWS for connections
9. Proxy support
10. KeePass integration
11. Wake On LAN capabilities
12. Possibility to split terminals in the same TAB
13. Quick access to configured connections via tray menu icon
14. Best Linux GUI for SSH, Telnet, SFTP, rdesktop, VNC, cu, remote-tty, FTP, etc
15. DEB, RPM & .TAR.GZ packages available
16. FREE (GNU GPLv3)
Install PAC Manager On Ubuntu/Debian
Download the latest version from www.sourceforge.net:
$ wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/pacmanager/files/pac-4.0/pac-126.96.36.199-all.deb
Install it using command:
$ sudo dpkg -i pac-188.8.131.52-all.deb
If you run into any dependencies issues, run the following command to fix them:
$ sudo apt-get -f install
Now PAC manager has been installed.
Open up PAC from your Dash or Menu. The main window of PAC manager will look like below.
Create New Connection
Click on the New Connection icon in the top left of PAC window.
Enter the Name and Title for the new connection. For instance, I am going to connect to my remote client running with Fedora 19 via SSH.
First you should select the connection method from the Method drop down box. There are many connection methods available such as FTP, SFTP, SSH, RDP, RDESKTOP and VNC etc. The default method is SSH. Then enter the ip address of your remote system. Enter the user name and password of your system. Finally click on Save and Close.
Now the remote node will be added under Connections tab in the PAC main window.
Connect to Remote Host
Select the remote node that you want to access and click Connect.
Now you will able to connect to your remote host. In my case, I am accessing my remote client Fedora 19 via SSH using PAC manager.
This tool is ideal for one who manage large number remote systems.