SSH Tunneling on Linux and Mac

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Do you need to tunnel to another machine frequently?

Would you like an App to save time and make it more user friendly?

Well, good news!

There’s a solution for Linux and Apple machines.

For Linux you can try Gnome SSH Manager.

From their website:

gSTM is a front-end for managing SSH-tunneled port redirects. It stores tunnel configurations in a simple XML format. The tunnels (local, remote and dynamic) can be managed and individually started/stopped through one simple interface.


Another option for Linux isĀ IOSSHy.

From their website:

IOSSHy provides an easy to use desktop tool to quickly create and destroy SSH tunnels and launch commands based on a preconfigured setup.

Password are stored in the keyring provided by the operating system (ES: gnome’s keyring, kde’s kwallet, osx keychain, etc…)


For MacOS (OSX) it’s called Tunnel Manager.

From their website:

SSH Tunnel Manager is a macOS application to manage your SSH tunnels. If you don’t know what that is, quite honestly, maybe you don’t need SSH Tunnel Manager, but if you appreciate the power of connecting together two networks using the SSH protocol, then STM is for you.


Did you know: SSH Tunneling is also commonly referred to as LocalForwarding, RemoteForwarding, Local Port Forwarding, Remote Port Forwarding.