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 (Free, Open Source), Asbru Connection Manager (Free, Open Source), SecureCRT (Paid) and Termius (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jul 26, 2021

    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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      PuTTY vs PAC Manager opinions
      This alternative is disputed. PuTTY is still a legitimate alternative to PAC Manager, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      PAC supports the grouping of connections. For example, Groupname of AIX has all of my AIX hosts, etc
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

      dandv PuTTY doesn't handle multiple connections in a tabbed interface. PAC Manager does.
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

      Cannot save connections -> no connection manager
      Negative comment about 6 years ago

    2. 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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      OpenSSH vs PAC Manager opinions
      This alternative is disputed. OpenSSH is still a legitimate alternative to PAC Manager, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      PAC manages multiple ssh sessions while openssh handles one at a time.
      Negative comment about 6 years ago

      dandv OpenSSH only handles one session at a time
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago


    3. Ásbrú Connection Manager is a user interface that helps organizing remote terminal sessions and automating repetitive tasks.
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      Asbru Connection Manager vs PAC Manager opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Asbru Connection Manager is a great alternative to PAC Manager.
      alanknowles It's taken over development for PAC.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      beliys This is more active fork PAC
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. SSH v2, Telnet, Raw Tcp, Serial, Shell protocols implemented + SSH auto execution when session authenticated + SSH ProxyCommand or ProxyJump + SSH agent forwarding + SSH auto login with password, public-key, keyboard-interactive, gssapi-with-mic + X11 forwarding +...
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    8. A GPU-accelerated cross-platform terminal emulator and multiplexer written by @wez and implemented in Rust Featuring: - Multiplex terminal panes, tabs and windows on local and remote hosts, with native mouse and scrollback - Ligatures, Color Emoji and font fallback, with...
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    9. FireSSH is a free, cross-platform SSH terminal client for Mozilla Firefox. Written entirely in Javascript!


      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 and Pale Moon

      • 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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