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11
Aug

Kabouter: a gnome terminal based multi-ssh connector

Kabouter is Dutch for gnome and also a tool to connect to a range of IP addresses via ssh. It uses gnome-terminal to manage the sessions which, for me, seems more natural than some of the other 3rd party SSH applications available.

Usage is simple:

[email protected]:~$ kabouter ampli 172.19.18.65 172.19.18.96

This creates a gnome-terminal session with 32 tabs connecting to the range of SSH enabled machines. This works very well when using it with SSH Multiplexing which then gives you a way to automate remote commands through SSH without needing secure key authentication and without having to authenticate each time you want to run a command.

Download: kabouter

5
Feb

SSH Multiplexing: a faster way to SSH

How it works:

By changing the way you ssh to a machine, you can reuse your initial ssh connection to save time when connecting.

Edit your ~/.ssh/config file to have this:

Host *
ControlMaster auto
ControlPath ~/.ssh/sockets/%[email protected]%h:%p

We avoid problems of reusing the default /tmp but storing our connections in their own directory.

Be sure to create the directory:

mkdir -m 700 -p ~/.ssh/sockets

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