Cool Tool: WeirdMind
Stephen D. Williams
Sun, 20 Jan 2002 18:17:29 -0500
I haven't looked at the Java ssh tools lately. Quite a jump in
WeirdMind seems to be the current culmination of a number of GPL'd tools
on the free and open source side:
WeirdMind provides an SSH connection (via the old GPL version of
MindTerm) integrated with the WeirdX Java X server code. While a little
large (600K vs. about 30K for the VNC client), it includes full SSH1
ability including scp and ftp->sftp bridging, along with socket proxy.
MindTerm is now much more complete and has a dual personal
($free)/commercial license($65/seat) license:
It now supports SSH2 and has a pretty slick GUI for recursive file
transfer, tunneling, etc. I think they have some integrated VNC
solution, but I couldn't find it yet.
All of these are usable as standalone Java apps or as applets.
Combined with UML Linux (to give a fully virtual and safe Linux
environment), this looks pretty useful. Perfect for TechScouts for