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I've using SSH Tunnel manager to easily set up and stop port tunneling over SSH to various servers at my company. That saved me the pain of opening up a new terminal window which will hang out there just for the sake of having a tunnel open.

This worked great (well , sort of) but SSH Tunnel Manager is a PowerPC application. With Lion, these are not supported any more.

What is a good replacement?

Cheers, Boaz

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SSHTunnel is a free, cocoa-based UI for SSH tunnel management. Works on 10.5 and up. It hasn't been updated in a while but the code that's there is reasonably stable. It's worked well for me in the past.

SSHTunnel

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Has this been tested under Lion? –  dustmachine Aug 12 '11 at 20:44
    
I haven't tried it yet. –  Ian C. Aug 12 '11 at 21:05
    
Had a chance to try it today. Yes, it still works for me in Lion (10.6.0). –  Ian C. Aug 18 '11 at 16:43
    
@Ian 10.6.0 isn't Lion - it's Snow Leopard. –  CajunLuke Oct 4 '11 at 1:13
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It doesn't work on OS X 10.8.x –  bogdan Jan 7 '13 at 17:56

SSH Tunnel Manager is now in the Mac App Store! So, you can run it on Lion.

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Unreliable on 10.8, works only sometimes. –  sorin Jan 12 '13 at 16:08
    
It doesn't support local redirection for ports < 1024 because that requires root privileges and the app doesn't support that yet :( –  Ian Dunn May 24 '13 at 22:59

SSH Tunnel is dead, as is Meerkat and SSHTunnel is unstable. iSSH doesn't save passwords, so why bother?

I found Coccinellida, it works on Lion but it's new and a bit buggy : /

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You could also check out Meerkat.

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Meerkat is giving me problems under Lion. –  user11602 Oct 4 '11 at 1:04
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Commercial and broken. –  bogdan Jan 7 '13 at 18:03

I am using iSSH in Lion, which is a front-end application to the command line application “ssh”. It provides a quick and easy way to start an SSH connection to a remote computer.

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iSSH aleays asks for a password so it doesn't work with SSH keys. –  bogdan Jan 7 '13 at 17:52

iSSH can not remember my password. Coccinellida can save password. But it freezed my Mountain Lion sometimes ...

Shimo is good, but it IS commercial.

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TunnelerX is simple and easy to use, focused on SSH SOCKS proxy. It doesn't exactly cover the requirement to manage several servers, as you can only add one server, although, it's usually enough for people looking to use an external box as proxy. It works fine under Mountain Lion.

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Try Secure Pipes: http://www.opoet.com It's free software and I'm looking to get more people using it. Thanks!

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