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NiftyTelnet SSH

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Current Version: 1.1r3

Based upon Nifty Telnet, NiftyTelnet SSH (not written by the author of NiftyTelnet), adds a subset of the SSH 1.5 protocol, and is the only known free SCP (Secure CoPy) client for the Mac as well, which it is why I include a listing on the FTP page of the Orchard. At the moment, only password authentication is supported, and the client is also lacking port forwarding, compression and scp to mention a few things. But it's free, stable, and widely used. And now that the RSA public-key encryption algorithm is in the public domain, it's a legal download within the United States.

User Reviews

"It rocks. simple as that. There are no latency issues as with other SSH implementations, the screen resize works wonderfully, and . . . it's just the best SSH client I have ever used."
—Michael J Wise

"An otherwise excellent product with one major flaw: it does not do X11 forwarding!"
—Dalton Schnack


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Of Note . . .

No, I don't accept reviews anymore for these older applications. With the creation of this page in the Orchard's late 2005 redesign, I only accept reviews for currently-developed applications that work on Mac OS X (or later....whatever that might be!!).