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I want to connect to Cisco devices using telnet from my MAC and looking for a decent telnet client. True that I can always use telnet through the command shell, but I was wondering if we do have a SecureCRT like client for MAC's out there. Access a Secure Shell Remotely using These SSH Clients As it turns out, Mac users don’t really need a separate client like PuTTY for SSH purposes. The Terminal app already has what PuTTY gives to Windows users. TinTin++ is a console mud client for any type of text mud or bbs. The mud client's main assets are an easy to learn scripting language, triggers that can contain perl compatible regular expressions, a powerful automapper, and a split screen interface to separate mud output from client input. Installation instructions for several operating systems are available on the website.

Edit Article How to Use Telnet on Mac OS X. In this Article: Connect via SSH Unsecure Connection Community Q&A Telnet is a useful application that's been around for decades. You can use it to connect to remote servers for various purposes, such as remotely administering a machine through a Telnet server or manually return a result from a Web server.

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Best SSH clients for WindowsPriceLicensePlatforms
KiTTY
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PuTTY
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ZOC Terminal
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Shell NGN - Web Based SSH Client
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SSH of Windows' Linux subsystem
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KiTTY

Sessions filter Shortcuts for pre-defined command The session launcher Automatic logon script URL hyperlinks Running a locally saved script on a remote session Send to tray Transparency Quick start of a duplicate session SSH Handler: Internet Explorer integration pscp.exe and WinSCP integration New command-line options See More
Each session holds its own configuration of all features. This means that if one wants to change a configuration common to all sessions (say, the terminal font), it has to be changed in each stored session separately. A better solution would be to have a default configuration and store only the changed elements for each session (both configurations would be merged, with e priority on the specific one). See More
This one worked out of the box with my server deployed to UpCloud provider See More
Support start-up sessions which allow you to specify the window/tab layout, working directories, and programs to run on startup. See More
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Supports True Color, so software like Vim can display a really nice pallet. See More
Uses Unicode for the best character compatibility. See More
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PuTTY

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Anyway, you can use 'PuTTYgen' to generate a key pair, then use 'Pageant' to do a password-less SSH remote login. See More
absolutly horrible if you come from linux. See More
PuTTY is one of the oldest and most popular clients. It has earned the trust of a great number of users over a long period by being reliable, offering useful features and helpful support. It got into the 15 Essential Open Source Tools for Windows Admins list by InfoWorld. See More
It is JUST an SSH client. There are many other options with built in X-servers, Multitabbing, etc. See More
Full source available. Compile and modify it yourself. See More
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Its tedious to set up logging and tracing (e.g. for serial connections). See More
Doesn't require much resources (memory and hard-disk). Can even be run on a system by just downloading without install. See More
If you want to change a setting for all your connections, you'd have to do it individually. See More
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ZOC Terminal

The user interface is modern and up to date. See More
It has so many options that it's hard to find the one you need. See More
use it already for many years... See More
MacOS and Windows version share the same config files (even over Dropbox). See More
They don't have a free version, but you can download it and check it out for 30 days. See More
Extremely reliabe. Does the job. See More
Once you get the hang of scripting, it saves a lot of time (more than invested in learning). See More
Without an integrated x server , you must download a separate x server, configure it and ensure it is running everytime you need to use a such a GUI application. See More
First rate, rock solid performer with excellent stability and security and a full suite of emulations. I have been using ZOC since Version 1.0 and have never had a problem. See More
ZOC Terminal offers a thumbnail view of all session where you can type commands to all sessions at and see all the results at once. See More
And lack of information online. It's hard to see the cursor and find how to change cursor style in settings. The color theme is the same story. See More
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Their website has a description on how to make a portable installation. See More
Originally developed for OS/2 (as Zap-O-Comm), Zoc is currently available for Windows and Macintosh. See More
Lets you drag files into the terminal window to send them to the server. Has a download function where you just type the name of the file to receive. See More
Offers a thumbnail view of all sessions in thumbnails and type commands to all sessions at the same time. See More
Tabbed sessions mean that multiple items can be contained within a single window and can be easily navigated by the user. See More
Feature to search for text bits in the data stream and highlight them with color/background. See More
Can transfer files through a terminal session without launching another window or application. Can even drag-drop files into the terminal to transfer. See More
Zoc allows for every UI component except the title bar to be hidden. All features are accessible through the context menu. See More
Zoc provides complete automation of the client using its macro scripting. See More
It offers some emulations (like IBM 3270 or i/Series 5250) that are only available on macOS in old and/or bare bones implementations. Others, like QNX, are not available at all. See More
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In addition to telnet, ssh, and rlogin, ZOC supports direct serial connections, modem dialing, and named pipes. See More
It's an actual terminal emulator (in the sense that it emulates a terminal) and not just a local console window app. See More
You can map/redefine every key (including combinations with Ctr, Alt, etc.) to do anything (send text, start scripts, emulate key, ...) See More

Shell NGN - Web Based SSH Client

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Since this tool is cloud-based, there's no need to download and install anything. You can simpy run it from the browser. See More
Not enough options to trim it to your needs. See More
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It's ok for a quick session, but compared to native apps it's output is slow. See More
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Secure Telnet Client For Mac Os X

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SSH of Windows' Linux subsystem

Best Free Telnet Client

All you have to do is go to the Microsoft store, choose a Linux distro you like, and install the client for free. See More
For example running Midnight commander (MC) makes terminal blinking. See More
Great for little things like run some manual scripts and explore some Linux strengths. But does not support backgroud jobs with the session open, or jobs running on crontab, etc... It's a great step from Microsoft (good one), but it is yet, limited. They must improve the Linux Subsystem capabilities. Windows 10 Pro WSL also does not run on Virtual Machines. See More
OpenSSH is the reference for all ssh clients. See More
Any other SSH client will render the remote server at whatever size the local client window is. The built-in SSH client on Windows, however, forces you to use a standard size, and it's small enough to cause problems. See More
Uses all relevant Linux ssh commands as normal. See More
Crontab only runs on ROOT, and it needs Windows to stay open. If you close it, you will kill the crontab. Some background jobs don't run on Windows WSL. See More
It is much easier and more convenient than dealing with a dual boot Linux installation. See More
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MobaXterm

In this one app, you get a combination of network tools, an embedded X server, security tools, a variety of plugins and add-ons, and more. Moreover, if you want to get this software for personal use, it comes for free. See More
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I Love it! Just showed it off to a client again today See More
It's built in XServer, for running remote GUI apps locally. See More
Every part looks a bit different which can be confusing. See More
This is an mazing program! Wish there was a Mac version! See More
With MobaXterm, there's no fiddling with multiple apps: simply connect and everything is available. See More
A packet of a bunch of network-related things. The ssh client is just one component of many (among X11, RDP, SSH server and others), and not a very good one. See More
Manipulate and edit remote files in the file browser. See More
If you use MobaXterm at work, they hope you will pay for it. This isn't horrifying, but it's not providing any new features in Linux to warrant the outlay. Its integration with Putty in Windows as an X client may make it worth the funds. See More
MobaXterm can connect to practically anything. See More
If you split a screen within a tab, you have to go back to single screen before you can switch to another tab. See More
In case you need X11 forwarding, MobaXterm has an integrated X server. See More
MobaXterm can have some occasional performance issues. These happen rarely but it's worth mentioning that they exist, especially since this is a paid tool. See More
And you can install conda for additional package management. See More
It's an only Windows software, it will not work on any other platform. Misses the Mac OSX, Linux, Android, and iOS. See More
Multiple terminals can either be in tabs or split horizontally or vertically. See More
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You can edit remote files via ssh and sftp. See More
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The Personal edition is free to use. See More
Very practical when you are on a client's machine - you can run it off a USB stick or directly from the download without installing anything See More
Mouse wheel can be used for scrolling in most programs, such as less, vim, nano, etc. See More
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It has built-in import/export facilities. It can import existing session from putty, superputty, scrt, exceed, mremote, puttycm. See More
Integrates perfectly with the Windows Subsystem for Linux. Out of the box it offers a shell to that system. See More
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Bitvise SSH Client

The client comes with built-in SFTP window to easily move files between the client and the server. See More
Why not have a panel to show saved profiles that the user can easily to open sessions? See More
Has lots of features and always works :) See More
The SSH client software is free without any limitations. See More
Mac
windows is best on gui, so bitvise is befited See More
Bitvise is one of the few SSH clients that offers all features free for all types of users, including organizations. At the same time, there are no compromises in terms of functionality. It has an advanced GUI, corporation-wide single sign-on, learning resources including guides and FAQs, and other features. See More
Well been using for 3 years after being a filezilla user from 4 years just got tired of it (FZ) and it is a great SFTP client which also allows to use SSH in a simple way. See More
Profiles can be used to save connection information and connection specific settings. See More

ssh of Cygwin

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So you can have handy UI with tabs and other features. (For tab-like experience there is also GNU screen). See More

SecureCRT

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Paid product. Some nice additional Cygwin type features and server version are integrated, but for most users the feature set probably does add enough value for a paid only client. See More
SecureCRT has strong data encryption and secure authentication through the support of password and public keys. See More
Has a Python API to control most aspects of the terminal and sessions. Scripts can be bound to buttons, menu items, and keyboard shortcuts. See More

SuperPuTTY

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SuperPuTTY is a wrapper available for PuTTY, not a standalone program, therefore you need to have a PuTTY installation before you can use SuperPuTTY. See More
By setting up certain shortcuts you can quickly bring up your sessions, select one by typing out the first letters, return-selecting it and cycle through your tabs. See More
Dynamic placement of tabs side-by-side vertically or horizontally (similar to IDEs like Eclipse/Visual Studio). This is an upgrade of the original PuTTY, which lacks this feature. See More
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Since it uses PuTTY underneath you can create and configure profiles/sessions there which you can reuse in SuperPuTTY and apply to connection in any fashion you like. See More
Open source and hosted on Github. See More

Terminus

This helps the community to move software forward and to make it even better. See More
It's huge. The amount of resources it consumes is not justifiable. See More
It's what I always wanted Hyper to be. See More
License:MIT
A lot of things can be easily configured, e.g. color theme, size, window frame behavior, tab location, cursor style, hotkeys, etc. See More
$9.99 monthly, or $59.99 a year See More
It's only 64-bit machines See More
Even the question was '...for Windows', it's nice if you can use your tools over different platforms. See More
The Windows installer errors out and the portable version hangs after you have made config changes and it wants to restart to apply them. The fact that it's electron based may be contributing to these issues. See More
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Terminus is a free and open source software with clean and modern UI, as opposed to numerous proprietary SSH clients out there with an outdated and unintuitive interface. See More
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Hyper development has basically stalled out. See More
Even the question was '...for Windows', it's nice if you can use your tools over different platforms. See More
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WinSCP

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Does not support shell access (only file transfer). Good software indeed, but not a good match for this question. See More
WinSCP has comprehensive and detailed documentation on their website which explains everything from installation to configuration, using all the tools, troubleshooting, and dealing with the most common errors. See More
WinSCP is more geared towards FTP tasks. See More
Supports SSH File Transfer Protocol and legacy Secure Copy Protocol allowing you to copy files securely. See More
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In new versions also supports WebDav. See More
It has very good compatibility with the other tools of this segment (e.g. PuTTY). See More
No Installation required. See More

WinSSHTerm

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One of the best ssh client to connect many server. See More
You need to install PuTTY, WinSCP, Pagent, etc. to get the full functionality of the tool. This is basically just a nice GUI for those tools. See More
The open source tool 'Migrate2WinSSHTerm' is available to help migrating from other SSH clients to WinSSHTerm. See More
You can use WinSSHTerm as a productivity booster for PuTTY/KiTTY, which allows you to have a multi-tab layout, customizable interface, keyboard shortcuts, as well as many others free and some premium features. See More
A shared connections file can be loaded by multiple users. It can be customized by using variables. See More
Set different background colors for environments like PROD, STAGE, DEV. See More
The user can start a WinSCP session inside WinSSHTerm, without the need to duplicate the session in WinSCP. See More
WinSSHTerm is free for anyone to use. See More
Keyboard shortcuts are especially valuable for professionals. See More
The user can run WinSSHTerm from a USB drive on different computers. See More
There is easy, automatic integration with X Server and starts/stops can take place with the launch/exit of WinSSHTerm. See More

Xshell 6

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The subscription costs $89 per year. See More
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Any portable version present is wrapper. It moves files from portable folder to appdata and backward, which often cause dataloss See More
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Xshell 6 caters to enterprises with features such as multi-tab UI, dynamic port forwarding, scripting support, support for ASCII as well as non-ASCII characters, etc. See More
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Channel monitoring and dynamic port forwarding. See More
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Chrome SSH Extension

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Easy to add and save connections. Once saved, just double click connections that you want to use, then off you go with your thing! See More
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Despite being a browser extension, you can use the SSH App without Internet connection. See More

Sollar PuTTY

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In additional to regular PuTTY features you get multi-tab interface, auto-login, quick access to recent sessions, integration of Windows Search, and other useful features. See More
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OpenSSH

FileZilla

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FileZilla is free open-source software distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License free of charge. Basically this means that everyone, including corporate entities, can use FileZilla, including but not limited to private, educational and commercial use. See More
Doesn't encrypt saved passwords. See More
Platforms:Windows
FileZilla Howto. See More

Secure Telnet Client For Macbook

In addition to Windows, FileZilla client is available for Unix, OSX and Linux. See More
FileZilla Server is a server that supports FTP and FTP over SSL/TLS which provides secure encrypted connections to the server. Note that SFTP and FTPS are different things, FTPS is simpler in use, SFTP needs Secure Shell. More information. See More

Poderosa

Poderosa developers take it seriously for users to get pleasure from using their software. You can get a multi-tab view, customizable UI down to the text cursor animation, code autocomplete based on your command history. If you're a Macbook user, you can use the Touch bar with Poderosa. See More

Termius (formerly ServerAuditor)

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Free Secure Telnet Client

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Platforms:Windows Linux Mac IOS Android
Termius is a great client if you intend to use it on several devices. It is vailable for Android, iOS, Windows, Linux and Mac OSX. It is well-integrated for mobile platforms, with swipe gesture support, useful hotkeys and key combinations, as well as the possibility to use it with and external keyboard. See More
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