sshOpener 2.0.1
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Menubar item stores SSH connections.   Free
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    Boris Penck
sshOpener is a OS X menulet for the menubar which stores ssh connections for easy access.
What's New
Version 2.0.1: Bugfixes and usability improvements.
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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ver. 2.x:
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TomHewer commented on 04 Dec 2007
Removed v2.0 and installed v2.0.1 and now keep getting crashes as follows:

Command: sshOpener
Path: /Volumes/sshOpener-2.0.1/
Parent: WindowServer [62]

Version: ??? (1.0)

PID: 1541
Thread: 0

Exception: EXC_BREAKPOINT (0x0006)
Code[0]: 0x00000002
Code[1]: 0x00000000
[Version 2.0.1]

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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 04 Dec 2007
Crash logs should be sent where they belong, to the developer, and not posted here.

Ooshnoo commented on 03 Dec 2007
double-clicked it to open it, and nothing happens. Tried it on 3 different computers.
[Version 2.0.1]

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borisp replied on 03 Dec 2007
Did you notice the little Terminal icon in your menubar in the upper right?

Ooshnoo replied on 14 Dec 2007
How could I have noticed it, if it wasn't there. Like I said...the app would not open.
borisp commented on 03 Dec 2007
For storing ssh passwords at client side, try sshKeyChain.
[Version 2.0.1]

raymondlewisjones commented on 27 Jul 2007
Okay, good idea.

However, there are no options for the connection. I would like to be able to set SSH 1 or SSH 2 for example. In Terminal when you choose "connect to server" there are a couple options. You definately need these options.
[Version 1.0]

sevenymedia commented on 27 Jul 2007
This seems like a usefull tool only I'd like to see a password field to be added... I have several SSH connections which different passwords, possibility open a connection without typing it's password would be very usefull :)
[Version 1.0]

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borisp replied on 27 Jul 2007
Use ssh-keygen to create a public ssh id and share it on your servers. Then you won't need your password stored anywhere.

fahlman replied on 27 Jul 2007
Nothing against this app (I've never used it). Try [url=]JellyFiSSH[/url]
doubleforte replied on 02 Dec 2007
Yeah, it's a great idea, but useless without a way to store the passwords. I don't have the options of setting up a shared key on my servers.

The Panic app Coda does save user/pass info in the Terminal tab, so if I'm already in a web dev mode that's an easy solution, but when I just need to log in quickly, that's kinda overkill and this menubar thing would be perfect.

If stored passwords get added, I'll defiantly use sshOpener!
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Version Downloads:2,279
Type:Internet : Internet Utilities
Date:02 Dec 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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sshOpener is a OS X menulet for the menubar which stores ssh connections for easy access.

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