I'm looking for a tabbed SSH client on Ubuntu that supports managing the details of saved connections. An ideal solution would be (like) Putty with tab support.

HotSSH supports tabbing, but I would like more Putty-like options, such as giving saved connections custom names, being able to change details of existing connections (e.g. port; with HotSSH this currently becomes a new session in your history), initiating a session without saving it, deleting a saved session.

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Most of my colleagues use and are quite satisfied with PAC Manager. They especially like the cluster connections which send multiple machines the same keystrokes.

  • This looks very promising. Do you know if it supports using the ssh authentication agent instead of specifying the passphrase for your private key? I couldn't find this option.
    – arjan
    Commented Feb 5, 2014 at 16:49
  • @arjan: My colleagues says that it's supported. Actually it calls the external ssh executable and supports everything that the command line ssh supports (but it does not have GUI for every setting).
    – palacsint
    Commented Feb 5, 2014 at 18:40
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    Looks like something was off the first time I tried. Having loaded my private key with ssh-add and just leaving the passphrase empty works now.
    – arjan
    Commented Feb 5, 2014 at 20:03
  • I've been using PAC for years and it's very nice. However it completly crashed my local session several times so I'm looking for something else.
    – greg
    Commented May 7, 2015 at 14:40
  • I had problems using PAC Manager in Ubuntu 18.04 and 18.10. It would just crash. While I used PAC Manager for years before then, maybe it is old for Ubu* 18 and newer? According to its SourceForge page its last update was about 3 years ago. sourceforge.net/projects/pacmanager
    – Adam T
    Commented Nov 27, 2019 at 2:49

I have tried PAC, but I found that Gnome Connection Manager worked better for me.

PAC seemed to have too many buttons and too many options. GCM had a cleaner look while providing similar features to Putty CM.

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