A bit arcane, but very functional This works, and it works well. The configuration syntax is arcane. It would be nice if there were a GUI to do it. But once it's configured it goes about its task with a minimum of pain and fuss, which is just what you want from a background program like this. It handles switching networks well, very unlike the similar SSH Tunnel app. I'm also pleased that someone figured out that Open Source (even GPL) does not have to mean $0.
Very Reliable Tested with: HTC One (Sprint) Android v. 4.3 The good: Very reliable. Much much more so than SSHtunnel, Connectbot and their variants. Has Tasker hook. The not good: AFAIKT you can only have one ssh connection defined. To forward a port you have to enter a string like "L8888=10.0.0.5:80", for example, to forward port 8888 on your phone to port 10 on host 10.0.0.5 on the remote side. You must read the help to get the syntax. Most users will not understand the help I fear and will give up. Also the word "SOCKS" is not mentioned in the interface, instead "Dynamic Port Forwarding" is used. Again, if you make it to the Help, you find out that this is the SOCKS port. If you use a private key it has to be in /sdcard. It is easy to miss the "known hosts" button. It looks more like a menu title, rather than a button/option. There is no way to view the host key. Can't turn off the notifications (through app setting, or android). Can't control the connection retry rate. Server MUST accept password authentication if you are not using a private key. Keyboard-interactive on the server WILL NOT WORK! 4 stars because it works (which most do not).
Just doesn't work Connected once, then stopped working. Displays "connected" in the status bar, but no tunnel works that worked a minute ago. And I didn't even disconnect the tunnel or the wifi in between. Opposite of what I need when looking for an improvement over ConnectBot.
Great app! Only lacks multiple profiles but I made a workaround by forwarding its connection to different IPs and ports by aiming this at 127.0.0.1 and using a port forwarder with profiles.
Does not support SSH VPN tunnel, contrary to the description - seems to be portforwards only. Useless to me without that feature.
Works well I love this app, lightweight, works well, well worth the price. I use it with a Streisand install on a cheap server. My one question for the dev is how much data I'm leaking between connections. I could setup fiddler and check, but I'm too lazy. App connects so quickly between network changes I suspect it's pretty minimal.
* New Holo theme
* Updated underlying ssh library jsch and encryption library spongy castle
* Limited support for keyboard-interactive authentication
* Option to make notification static
* Main UI now shows connection status, last messages, and app version
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