Dropbear SSH Server and Client Alternatives

    Dropbear SSH Server and Client is described as 'Dropbear is a relatively small SSH 2 server and client. It runs on a variety of POSIX-based platforms' and is an app in the Network & Admin category. There are five alternatives to Dropbear SSH Server and Client for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, iPhone, BSD and Cygwin. The best alternative is OpenSSH, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Dropbear SSH Server and Client are FreeSSHd (Free), OpenSSH for Windows (Free, Open Source), NetCrypt (Free) and MobaSSH (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jul 23, 2021

    1. OpenSSH is a free version of the SSH connectivity tools that technical users rely on. OpenSSH encrypts all traffic (including passwords) to effectively eliminate eavesdropping, connection hijacking, and other attacks.
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    2. freeSSHd, like it's name says, is a free implementation of an SSH server. It provides strong encryption and authentication over insecure networks like Internet. Users can open remote console or even access their remote files thanks to buit-in SFTP server.

      Discontinued

      Hasn't been updated since Jan 23, 2013.

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    3. OpenSSH for Windows is a minimal installation of the Cygwin port of OpenSSH and related utilities to provide SSH and SCP services on the Windows platform.

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 5.3 rev2, released in February 2010 can be still downloaded from SourceForge

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    4. NetCrypt is a small Open Source command line file-transfer utility providing authentication, confidentiality and integrity validation while still maintaining top-notch performance and transfer speed between machines.
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    5. MobaSSH allows you to run commands and transfer files on a remote Windows PC from any operating system (GNU/Linux, Unix, HP-UX, AIX, Windows, etc.) through a fully secured and encrypted network connection.
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