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Old 03-15-2014, 04:22 PM   #1
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Looking for SSH client that shows traffic and does other things...


I am moving from windows and have always used Bitvise SSH Client Tunnelier.

I am now looking for a Linux SSH client with similar features:

- Displays traffic
- Can be minimized to system tray
- Changes icon when connection is lost
- Automatically retries until connection is reestablished.

I've searched around but have so far not been able to find anything close.

Can anyone give some recommendations?

Thanks!
 
Old 03-15-2014, 07:30 PM   #2
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Automatically retries until connection is reestablished.
...use 'autossh'.


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Can be minimized to system tray
...run it from a terminal window.


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Changes icon when connection is lost
...your system should have a notification subsystem. If you don't want to learn about accessing D-BUS or using libnotify you can use a terminal window, Zenity, kdialog or whatever else your Desktop Environment provides.


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Displays traffic
(..)
Can anyone give some recommendations?
Linux command line tools are build for a single purpose so any features or functionality will be in support of that task. Since traffic stats serve no purpose at all when using SSH it just doesn't have that functionality. Before you comment on that please remember Linux isn't Windows.
 
Old 03-15-2014, 10:52 PM   #3
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autossh looks great, but can't figure out how to get a terminal window to the system tray.
 
Old 03-15-2014, 11:55 PM   #4
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It's not exactly what you want but Guake is quite useful.
 
  


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