Transferring files wirelessly between iOS and PC isn't as easy as it is with Android. If you have a jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod touch though, you can get a similar experience by using the Secure Shell (SSH) file transfer protocol. The process basically requires running an SSH service on your iDevice and accessing it with any SSH client on your PC. In what follows, we will discuss how you can quickly create an SSH connection between your iPhone and your desktop PC for no-frills file transfers. Read More
is a fork of the mRemote application, which is a multi-tabbed remote connections manager. mRemoteNG allows viewing remote connections that can be established by using multiple protocols within a single tabbed interface. The supported protocols include RDP (Remote Desktop/Terminal Server), VNC (Virtual Network Computing), ICA (Citrix Independent Computing Architecture), SSH (Secure Shell), Telnet, HTTP/HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) and Raw Socket Connections. mRemoteNG also provides some additional features (other than remote connectivity), which include port scans according to a specified IP address range, verification of active and dysfunctional components and the option to organize and save a connection list.
Everyone hates to lose their carefully accumulated iPhone data and apps, something which can occur quiet frequently on jailbroken iOS devices with a new firmware/jailbreak release. While it is easy to backup your media files and apps, especially with the kind of integration iOS 5 enjoys with iCloud, some things still don’t fall under iCloud’s protection. One such category of data items present on jailbroken devices is Cydia apps and tweaks, and their preferences. There is no easy and straightforward method of keeping a log of your tweaks, or backing up the settings you have chosen for each individual Cydia app. Granted, there have been tweaks around that allowed you to do this, but it gets even easier with OpenBackup
, a newly-released Cydia tweak.
is an FTP client that provides a simple mechanism for connecting to an FTP, FTPS, SSH and Telnet/Terminal client. It supports connectivity with multiple simultaneous sessions, and provides the utility of connecting to an FTP and terminal connection at the same time. While not as feature rich as Filezilla, however, it provides a simple interface to connect with single or multiple remote server simultaneously.
If you have an iPhone and you are a fan of the Cydia store, then surely you know about the jailbreak tools out there, including redsn0w, sn0wbreeze and the like. iFaith is another name which is no stranger to the jailbreak community. It is a tool that can be used to save SSH blobs of your iOS device, using which you can later revert back to an older version of iOS. SSH blobs can be thought of as an imprint of everything your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch is, in terms of hardware and data. With iOS 5, it has become impossible to revert back to an older version, but with iOS 5.0, you can use the latest version of iFaith (v 1.4) and restore your device to its older state with ease. This can prove to be a crucial choice if your iPhone is not factory unlocked and you are using it as a hacktivated device. Saving your iDevice's SHSH blobs prevents your iPhone's baseband from upgrading, keeping it on one that is compatible with ultrasn0w or Gevey SIM.
GUI based SSH session managers provide convenience of managing SSH based communications and data exchange between two hosts. Since it becomes a bit hard to first initiate communication and then keep track of data being sent and received from a CLI based tool, many users keep GUI based SSH session managers handy to quickly establish connections with hosts. SSH Tunnel Manager
is a GUI based front-end for SSH commands to open secured tunnels between hosts. It can manage and keep track of as many tunnels as you add into it. Once added, it lets you enter login details, host address, port number with options to include local and remote redirections.
is a portable backup application with scheduling options to backup data to a local or remote location. It is actually a GUI for rsync which functions in two modes; Differentiell
(which only backups changes) and Synchronize Only
(which saves the backup folder with updates of the newest version only). You can create multiple backup sets and restore them later at your convenience. QtdSync works on both Windows and Linux based operating systems, but Windows users get additional features like folder binding, configuration of multiple virtual folders and drag/drop support.
Looking for a PuTTY manager which can run multiple instances of PuTTY? PuTTY Tab Manager
is probably what you’ve been looking for. It’s a small PuTTY manager which lets you run and manage as many PuTTY sessions as you want from tabbed interface. For those who are not familiar with PuTTY, it acts as client for SSH, Telnet, raw TCP, and rlogin protocols, enabling user to store hosts, gain control over SSH encryption and port-forwarding with SSH while supporting AES, Blowfish, DES and public key cryptography techniques to add security layers to connections. PuTTY Tab Manager
actually does nothing except managing multiple instances of PuTTY. All it requires is to specify the source path of PuTTY to select active PuTTY sessions and to add a new SSH/rlogin/Telnet connections.
Does the network on your Android device have highly restricted and/or monitored internet access? Looking for a simple and easy solution to your deprivation or lack of online privacy? SSH Tunnel
for Android is a free, simple tool that provides secure, encrypted web access on your device via SSH (Secure Shell) tunneling
. The app allows you to enable SSH tunneling selectively as well as globally, that is, you can enable tunneling for individual apps of your choice or for every app on your device with a single tap. The latter provision, however, requires root access. More after the break.
Many organizations are separated by building floors or geographical locations. The use of routing and remote access helps connect geographically mobile servers. Connex Network Manager
is an application for managing managing a diverse range of network devices. Supported devices include routers, switches, servers, IP Phones, laptops, desktops, printers, and smartphones. Connex supports SSH, Telnet and RDP (Remote Desktop) connectivity, with the ability to run scheduled tasks or scripts on connected devices. It can be useful for remote management of network resources within a unified desktop application.
is a Linux based FTP client that is much similar yet quite simple to the widely used Filezilla client. In fact it contains a lot of characteristics of the Firefox extension known as FireFTP. Bare FTP is a fast, effective and easy to use application to help you transfer files to or from an FTP server. It supports FTP, FTPS and SSH (also known as SFTP).
PuTTY is an open source application which has the capability to act as a client for the SSH, Telnet, rlogin, and raw TCP computing protocols, as well as a serial console client. Though it was originally written for Microsoft Windows, however, it is also used with Unix based platforms. SuperPutty
is a GUI (Graphical User Interface) based application for PuTTY SSH Client which can not only perform regular PuTTY commands, but also allows it to be opened in multiple tabs.
We first came across Swish
earlier this year but it failed to work on Windows 7. The latest version (0.4.1) released recently, however, works seamlessly with Windows 7 32-bit OS. So what is Swish? It is basically a Windows Explorer extension through which you can access your remote files over SSH /SFTP connection.
FileZilla is the most popular free open source cross-platform FTP client. It is available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. It supports FTP, SFTP, and FTPS. After using it for years, I have never given another FTP client a try, until a month back when I needed to edit my Apache configuration files which was impossible to do in FileZilla.
WinSCP is an open source FTP and SFTP client for Windows only. It main functionality is secure transfer of files between local and remote computer. Apart from this, it has a build-in file manager and file synchronization functionality. It addition to SFTP, it supports SCP protocol and uses SSH(Secure Shell) for secure transfers. What makes it unique is the fact that it is based on the implementation of FTP protocol from FileZilla and SSH protocol from PuTTY. Read More