SSH Tunnel Manager
SSH Tunnel Manager
2.2.7

4.3

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SSH Tunnel Manager2.2.7

04 December 2018

Connect through firewalls/VPN via SSH tunnel.

Overview

SSH Tunnel Manager lets you easily create network "tunnels" in situations where you cannot connect to some device but have a way to connect to as server nearby using SSH. It uses the ssh command bundled with the system.

What's new in SSH Tunnel Manager

Version 2.2.7:
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16 Reviews of SSH Tunnel Manager

4
OiKatsu
29 October 2015
Version: 2.1.4

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Stopped working with El Capitan, as '/' no longer works as the tunnel specification. It should be ':'.
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4
OiKatsu
29 October 2015
Version: 2.1.4
Stopped working with El Capitan, as '/' no longer works as the tunnel specification. It should be ':'.
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AKVIS-Team
28 March 2014
Version: 2.1.4
Please stop illegal using our application icon. https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/16369/akvis-chameleon ------ AKVIS
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4.25
17 June 2005
Version: 2.0b3
It would be so great if there were a way for this app to monitor attempts to connect to the local port and automatically bring up the tunnel. I kind of thought that the Auto Connect option would do that, but apparently not--or else I'm an idiot, or both...
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Anonymous
11 April 2005
Version: 2.0b3
I just started using this & it seems to be working fine on OSX 10.37
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5
Anonymous
08 February 2005
Version: 2.0b3
I was looking for a quick way to manage tunnels from my desktop. Ineed to turn them on and off alot. I was using fugu, but typing information each time wasd a pain. Then I built a shell script/men from the command line which was good, butr not ideal. SSH Tunnel Manger was exaclty what I wanted! Thanks, it saved me from needing to write it! I'm not sure about stability yet. I just started using it. So far it has performed well. I'm curoius to see its handling of timeouts.
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Anonymous
04 January 2005
Version: 2.0b3
This latest version did not work at all with Mac Panther (10.3.7). The preferences files were not loaded and could not be seen by the application. I found an earlier version (1.0.3) did work very well and seems to run without any hitches - although it does occasionally crash when the preferences tab is open, once surfing it works OK.
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Anonymous
16 November 2004
Version: 2.0b3
I am using the old version, I tried the new beta but it had issues when I was editing my configurations. The old version has worked flawlessly for me to date, but I like the features that the new version will bring.. I can't wait for a stable release.
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Constantin
15 July 2004
Version: 2.0b3
I second David's request for collapsed tunnel detection, auto rebuild, and notification. As I have stated earlier, the code already exists as open-source code in AutoSSH. B3 seems to be quite stable. I have had no major issues yet, so I'll be using it for now.
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Anonymous
09 July 2004
Version: 2.0b3
Does this handle DSA/RSA Authentication (preferably DSA)? Or does it only handle password? Asking because password can be broken much more easily.
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4
David Lawson
01 April 2004
Version: 2.0b3
I too have had frequent problems with collapsed tunnels that were not detected by SSH Tunnel Manager. It's a pity as the tunnel manager is easy to configure and run hidden on startup -- much more elegant than most solutions using scripts. In addition to better tunnel stability -- and a facility to automatically detect and reopen collapsed tunnels -- it would be nice to have better error reporting. (This is also what makes it hard to write good tunnel scripts.) If I could hide Tunnel Manager and have its dock icon start bouncing whenever the status of a tunnel changed, I would be in tunnel heaven. None of this changes the fact that this product is an essential utility that is basically well done. As soon as it becomes more robust it will deserve five stars.
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2.75
Anonymous
25 January 2004
Version: 2.0b2
This (2.0b2) shows hope! But until it gets more stable.. back to 1.03 I go.
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Anonymous
18 January 2004
Version: 2.0b
I stand by my earlier review regarding the new interface. However, for whatever reason the new tunnel manager does not appear to be as stable maintaining tunnels as the older 1.03 client. I noticed this mainly in extended use - the SSH tunnels would collapse without warning, followed by beachballs of death in the applications dependant on port forwarding (mail, http, etc.) Rebuilding tunnels after a collapse would not work consistently - even though the application shows a working tunnel (i.e. green status light). My underlying SSH components seem to be OK because I'd still be able to SSH in via the terminal application. Even closing the tunnel manually and quitting SSHTB would not work. I had to restart the PB before SSHTB would work again. I have reverted to 1.03 in the meantime since being on the bleeding edge has left me SSH-less. In comparison, version 1.03 allows me to leave the same tunnels open all day, as long as I have some activity every 2 minutes or so. Thus, there seems to be a bug in SSHTB 2.0b that affects my machine (PBG4, OS 10.3.2). Has anyone else had the same issue?
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4.75
Anonymous
15 January 2004
Version: 2.0b
The new revision adds some great features! The tunnel now shows the connection being built, with several visual cues - red for no tunnel, yellow for tunnel startup, green for working tunnel. It even shows the various port-forwarding connections being made. Bravo! However, SSHTunnel is still having trouble detecting when tunnels are broken... even three minutes after shutting off my connection to the internet, the tunnel is still being shown as "Connected". IIRC, there are provisions within the SSH protocol to detect broken LAN connections... It would be great if SSHTB could incorporate the open-source code for AutoSSH, since that would eliminate a number of issues like the one mentioned above. Also, AutoSSH would re-establish broken connections automatically once the machine is hooked back up to the internet. A minor quibble is the somewhat unintuitive data entry for new tunnels. If you finish a line and then hit the "add" button, the line gets erased and you get to start over. Silly rabbit, you were supposed to hit enter first! Lastly, it would have been nice if SSHTB2 could have imported the prior preference file instead of forcing the user to enter the data all over again. Nothing takes away from the fact that this is a great program for those of us who like to keep their internet connections secure. While all the functions in SSHTB can be executed with CLI scripts, this has to be the easiest way to secure your connections with SSH. Best of all, it's free, so a big hat off to Yann Tynsoe for developing it in the first place.
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4.5
Anonymous
15 January 2004
Version: 2.0b
Just a quick note: you can get the new version of SSH Tunnel Manager to pick up the settings from the previous version. Close both versions, then in ~/Library/Preferences/ rename com.tynsoe.sshtunnelmanager.plist to org.tynsoe.sshtunnelmanager.plist .
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4.5
Anonymous
24 July 2003
Version: 1.0.3
For the most part, this program does everything it promises. I use it to establish secure tunnels to and from my mail server. I like SSH Tunnel Manager because it is easy to set up and it offers a simple interface to configure the tunnels just as you want them. Furthermore, it offers support for multiple tunnels to multiple machines that are easy to start and stop. My only criticism of this program is that it will show a tunnel as "on" when it may not be. Furthermore, it would be great if the program could incorporate a color scheme that reflected the status of the three tunnel states: "off", "building", and "on". The current incarnation only shows on/off - and "on" may or may not be "on". Lastly, once a tunnel is up, it would be fantastic if Tunnel Builder could incorporate code from the freeware autoSSH to maintain that tunnel. Folks who use DSL usually have no trouble keeping a tunnel "on", while cable users like myself find that tunnels collapse within 10 minutes of being launched. For all my criticisms, I would like to reiterate that this is a great little program that puts an easy-to-use GUI in front of the user for a powerful built-in CLI package that can be more than a bit daunting.
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5
Will
27 March 2003
Version: 1.0.2
Absolutely great bit of software... I use this to start/stop all tunnels to a variety of servers and run POP3/FTP/mysql connections through it. Simple, fast, small and perfect....
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4.3

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later

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