Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Tabbed SSH/Telnet Client

As a system admin I am using an SSH terminal (PuTTY in most cases) and hate switching between the multiple open sessions I have. So in my search for a tabbed SSH client that was FREE (since I am cheap) I came across two options that fit the bill. The first product is a freeware telnet/ssh terminal utility called Poderosa that is not bad and I use it periodically. I must say that I am a PuTTY fan so I really hoped someone had written a tabbed PuTTY client, but I could not find one. I did, however, come across a nice little utility that lets me have my PuTTY and tabs's called WinTabber and it grabs open windows and places them in tabs within its container window. To better understand I suggest you check out the screenshot on the website. If you have a tabbed based ssh client you would recommend that is free (again because I am cheap) then post a comment and leave a link so I can check it out.


  1. I'm using "PuTTY Connection Manager",. It's a free PuTTY client add-on for Windows platforms, wihch provides a tabbing interface.

    More information on



  2. Thank's I'll definitely be giving it a try.

  3. You ever try mRemote?

    A little description is:

    mRemote is a full-featured, open source, multi-tab remote connections manager.

    Currently these protocols are supported:

    * RDP (Remote Desktop)
    * VNC (Virtual Network Computing)
    * ICA (Citrix ICA)
    * SSH (Secure Shell)
    * Telnet (TELecommunication NETwork)
    * HTTP/S (Hypertext Transfer Protocol)
    * Rlogin (Rlogin)
    * RAW

    I use it and love it.

  4. I was looking for a ssh client with
    tabbed interface and really liked Poderosa particularly its capability to split windows and also features like auto resizing the tabs if more tabs are being opened.

    mRemote is fairly ok but loses out as it cant split windows or resize the tab, we just geta two tiny arrows at the end to go to new tabs.

    So for now I'm sticking to poderosa until a better and free ssh client is available.