The best SSH server for Android. Just needs a bug or two ironed out I tried just about every SSH server app for Android, and this one is by far the best. It's also just about the only reliable way to transfer many files, as well as large files, to and from my phone and tablet -- the USB cable connection forces me to use the retarded MTP protocol, and it drops out after a while; Bluetooth is slow as hell, and also craps out on large transfers; and I can't move my SD card from my android device to my laptop because it's encrypted. SSHelper solves all that -- it lets me use the amazing RSYNC to do all this, which is as reliable and efficient as it gets. Just two problems with the app: (1) After a while (idle time -- hasn't happened during a transfer yet) , the SSH server stops responding, and refuses connections. The only fix is rebooting. (2)The interactive terminal in the app doesn't work -- the soft keyboard doesn't ever pop up, and it doesn't recognize my hardware keyboard. Still the best alternative around!
I think this is the best SSH server app available for Android. I tried numerous others and they were all buggy and/or lacking features I needed. This is the only one I found that has rsync, which I use to transfer pictures and other data from my phone to my computer. I could not even find a stand alone rsync server app. They all seem to be clients, which does me no good when I want to initiate file transfers from my desktop. I run FreeBSD and wrote a shell script, that rsyncs the directories I want to backup on my phone, and put an icon on my desktop to launch it in an xterm. So all I have to do is click sshelper on the phone to turn it on then click the icon on my desktop and, since it's using rsync, it backs up only new pictures and data. I also use the login shell a lot for finding, editing, and moving files around. It works beautifully. Thank you for a great app.
Simply outstanding Already tried a bunch of other apps, and been very disappointed quality-wise. This app is really really good (esp if you are a programmer and have some experience with ssh), both quality and feature wise.
Works great but on my (old) phone the screen turning off means WiFi turns off, no matter the settings
09.25.2015 Version 7.8. Updated network navigation code to use whichever network type the user has selected or has available — it's no longer limited to wireless networks. Any network type recognized by Android will also be used by SSHelper.