Works- fixes and improves on the original connectbot The original connectbot could not handle my bluetooth keyboard - it was impossible to type the symbols above the numbers. Searching finds this is a long running problem with the program. Unlike the original, this version also lets you use pinch gestures to resize the fonts (instead of the volume keys). Much nicer. This _open_source_ fork gets gets 5 stars.
Great but small changes would rock I have a little point though. Those things are strange with original connectbot too. First main settings menu "manage pub keys": those are private keys. The public keys are stored on the server. Then settings for a ssh connection "use SSH auth agent": shouldn't it be forward ssh agent?
AuthenticationMethods not properly supported Not properly handling connections to SSHD where AuthenticationMethods is used. I.e.: If you have this: AuthenticationMethods publickey,password Once you try to authenticate with publickey it says failed and asks for a password. You are still able to log in after eneting the passwd, it just says that auth. failed, instead of 'partial authentication' or 'further authentication needed'. In a different scenario using AuthenticationMethods again, I couldn't log in at all. Once this is added it would go directly to 5 stars.
Closes as soon as I leave app. :( Doesn't keep running in background. Possible conflict because connectbot installed too? Please fix it's instant closure and I'll increase star rating. Like easy ability to resize screen. Functions seem to work good.
Connectbot for physical keyboard Was loving ConnectBot since it was released. However the keyboard mapping in the original ConnectBot didn't really work with a physical keyboard (and Swiss German layout), so I tried VX Connectbot. Here my physical keyboard works great, without having to change any settings. Besides that there are some very nice new features which can come in handy, too!
Works great, tip regarding agent forwarding Just a tip for anyone new to this app; if you plan to use agent forwarding to ssh to one server and then on to another, you need to unlock your ssh key via the manage keys function before connecting to the first server. Forwarding does not work if you let it unlock your key as part of the connection process to the first server.
- X11 forwarding support (host-based setting, works with au.com.darkside.XServer)
ConnectBot is a powerful open-source Secure Shell (SSH) client.