Nov 19, 2007

GUI wrappers around SSH

I just spent most of the weekend writing a tool that provides a nice GUI frontend for SSH, specifically for creating SSH tunnels. Yeah, I know about SSH Tunnel Manager, but it has a fiddly UI, and, as I found when looking at the source, the author doesn’t care too much about security (it writes your password to a short-lived file in /tmp).

So about 10 hours of hacking later, I had a nice little app with an NSStatusItem which showed the connected state of tunnels, and some tunnel editing UI.

Then Google presented me with SSHKeychain. Wow, what a neat little app. It does everything mine did, and more. Hopefully it will make using CVS over SSH with mozilla a little less painful.

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