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OpenSSH Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to OpenSSH for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is PuTTY, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to OpenSSH and 16 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to OpenSSH are Muon SSH/SFTP client (formerly Snowflake), Mosh, SecureCRT and WindTerm.

OpenSSH alternatives are mainly Terminal Emulators but may also be SSH Clients or Shells. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of OpenSSH.
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  1. PuTTY is a free and open-source terminal emulator, serial console and network file transfer application. It supports several network protocols, including SCP, SSH, Telnet, rlogin, and raw socket connection. It can also connect to a serial port.

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    Most users think PuTTY is a great alternative to OpenSSH.
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    A good way to do it on Windows until OpenSSH for Windows catches up

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  2. Graphical SFTP client and terminal emulator with helpful utilities.

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    Mosh

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    Mosh (mobile shell), the mobile SSH replacement. Remote terminal application that allows roaming, supports intermittent connectivity, and provides intelligent local echo and line editing of user keystrokes.

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    SecureCRT

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    SecureCRT combines rock-solid terminal emulation with the strong encryption, data integrity, and authentication options of the Secure Shell protocol. SecureCRT provides secure remote access, file transfer, and data tunneling for everyone in your organization.

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    WindTerm

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A professional SSH/Telnet/Serial/Shell/Sftp client for DevOps.

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  6. PAC is a Perl/GTK Gnome replacement for SecureCRT/Putty/etc... It provides a GUI to configure SSH/Telnet connections: users, passwords, EXPECT regular expressions, macros, etc.

    Discontinued

    The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 4.5.5.7, released in November 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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  7. Dante

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Dante is a product developed by Inferno Nettverk A/S. It consists of a SOCKS server and a SOCKS client, implementing RFC 1928 and related standards. It is a flexible product that can be used to provide convenient and secure network connectivity.

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    Eternal Terminal

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • FreeBSD

    Eternal Terminal is a remote shell that automatically reconnects without interrupting the session.

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    Warpgate Bastion

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Warpgate is a smart SSH & HTTPS bastion host for Linux that can be used with any SSH client.

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    Shellngn

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    Shellngn is a cloud based SSH client with SFTP and Telnet support. Manage your servers anywhere you are, with a professional and feature-rich SSH and SFTP Client.

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