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SSHeven: a modern SSH client for Mac OS 7/8/9

cy384

Active member
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I think the cat is out of the bag on this one, so here's a thread announcing my SSH client (beta release):

SSHeven is a bare-bones open source SSH client with support for the latest protocol version and encryption standards, allowing access to the default configurations of all modern servers, supporting logins with password or key.

Requirements:
  • CPU: Any PPC processor, or at least a 68030 (68040 strongly recommended).
  • RAM: 2MB available.
  • Disk space: fits on a floppy.
  • System 7.1 or later. Versions below 7.5 require the Thread Manager extension.
  • Open Transport networking required, latest version possible highly recommended.
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Right now it's basically usable, with UI cleanup and a few little features coming before the 1.0 release.

You can find the latest information on github, and the latest releases likewise.

Thank you to, in addition to the many open source devs whose work I'm building on, Wolfgang Thaller aka autc04 (Retro68), Eric Helgeson for a BlueSCSI hardware donation, along with helfire, Knezzen, 2Sierra India, and fogWraith (among others) for their support and bug testing!
 

Michael_b

Well-known member
@cy384 - this is amazing! great work!
Looks great! Will this have any improvements over MacSSH?
From what I recall from MacSSH, you need to enable outdated ciphers/key exchange protocols on the modern server to allow MacSSH to connect. The OP says that SSHeven should work with modern servers OOTB.
 

LaPorta

Well-known member
Humor someone who does not understand such things: what is this, and what exactly does it do?
 
Humor someone who does not understand such things: what is this, and what exactly does it do?
It's an SSH client. It allows you to securely connect your Mac OS 7/8/9 machine to an SSH server somewhere, typically running on a Unix variant like Mac OS (X) or Linux, and control it.
It's like running the Terminal of the remote machine on your Mac OS 7/8/9 machine.
 

cheesestraws

Well-known member
Yeah, this is for those of us who spend time logged into servers and stuff. Very impressive.

And I really like the box art
 

Byte Knight

Well-known member
From what I recall from MacSSH, you need to enable outdated ciphers/key exchange protocols on the modern server to allow MacSSH to connect. The OP says that SSHeven should work with modern servers OOTB.
Gotcha. I just tried MacSSH to connect to my Pi and it couldn't do it, but SSHeven can! I use MacSSH mostly for the full ANSI telnet function to connect to BBS's...
 

Byte Knight

Well-known member
So my BBS running Mystic software allows for SSH connections via Cryptlib, and I get this error when trying to connect with SSHeven:

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Any plans to support Cryptlib?
 

MindWalker

Well-known member
Just tested this on my IIcx (running 7.1 + OpenTransport) and works well! I was able to SSH into my Raspberry Pi (handshake took a moment). Great work!

Also another (y) for the box art!
 
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