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PAC Manager Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to PAC Manager for Linux and since it's discontinued a lot of people 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 25 alternatives to PAC Manager and 14 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to PAC Manager are OpenSSH, Asbru Connection Manager, WezTerm and Termius.

PAC Manager alternatives are mainly Terminal Emulators but may also be SSH Clients or Remote Desktop Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of PAC Manager.
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  1. PuTTY icon

    PuTTY

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • ReactOS
    101 alternatives to PuTTY 

    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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    This alternative is disputed. PuTTY is still a legitimate alternative to PAC Manager, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    Guest

    PAC supports the grouping of connections. For example, Groupname of AIX has all of my AIX hosts, etc

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    dandv

    PuTTY doesn't handle multiple connections in a tabbed interface. PAC Manager does.

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    Guest

    Cannot save connections -> no connection manager

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    OpenSSH

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • iPhone
    • BSD
    • Cygwin
    • Haiku
    59 alternatives to OpenSSH 

    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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    This alternative is disputed. OpenSSH is still a legitimate alternative to PAC Manager, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    Guest

    PAC manages multiple ssh sessions while openssh handles one at a time.

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    dandv

    OpenSSH only handles one session at a time

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    Asbru Connection Manager

    12 alternatives to Asbru Connection Manager 

    Ásbrú Connection Manager is a user interface that helps organizing remote terminal sessions and automating repetitive tasks.

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    Almost everyone thinks Asbru Connection Manager is a great alternative to PAC Manager.
    alanknowles

    It's taken over development for PAC.

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    beliys

    This is more active fork PAC

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  4. WezTerm icon

    WezTerm

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    81 alternatives to WezTerm 

    A GPU-accelerated cross-platform terminal emulator and multiplexer written by @wez and implemented in Rust

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    Termius

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • iPad
    38 alternatives to Termius 

    Termius is more than a mere SSH client – it’s a complete command-line solution that’s redefining remote access for sysadmins and network engineers. Securely access Linux or IoT devices and quickly fix issues from the comfort of your couch via laptop or phone.

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    1.  User Session RecordingTermius can record user sessions to gain a real understanding of how users interact with a website.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    WindTerm

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    39 alternatives to WindTerm 

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

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    1.  PortableWindTerm can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    SecureCRT

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    49 alternatives to SecureCRT 

    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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    1.  Support for scriptingSecureCRT supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    Chrome Secure Shell

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome
    59 alternatives to Chrome Secure Shell 

    Secure Shell is an xterm-compatible terminal emulator and stand-alone ssh client for Chrome. It uses Native-Client to connect directly to ssh servers without the need for external proxies.

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    FireSSH

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Waterfox
    • Pale Moon
    • Firefox
    63 alternatives to FireSSH 

    FireSSH is a free, cross-platform SSH terminal client for Mozilla Firefox. Written entirely in Javascript!

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    Discontinued

    The extension is not working on Firefox 57 and later. The developer ended support and development of FireSSH. The extension still works on XUL-based Firefox forks like Waterfox icon Waterfox and Pale Moon icon Pale Moon

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    Shellngn

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    88 alternatives to Shellngn 

    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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