KSteve
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Looking for a recommendation on a terminal emulator for clients running windows

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We are currently deploying DynamicConnect for access to AIX 5.3 and we are in the process of updating solutions.  We have about 70 Windows clients that will be uisng an emulator to access an app on the RHEL 8 Server.  Any guidance would be very appreciated.

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EmanuelHaine
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I can name:

  1. Putty
    1. Very simple, but useful
    2. If you work with ssh-keys, you need to convert
  2. WinSSH
    1. You can open aditional tabs (up to 4)
    2. Same from Putty when talking about ssh-keys
  3. SmarTTY
    1. Easy to manage ssh-keys (you just have to load the file)
    2. Has a autocomplete mode
  4. Power Shell
    1. Native ssh and scp, which makes non mandatory the use of WinSCP or similar
    2. Some bash shortcuts doesn't work
  5. Windows Terminal
    1. Native ssh and scp, which makes non mandatory the use of WinSCP or similar
    2. You can open tabs and split them

It is good to make clear  the order I talked above, is not about importance, I just was typig in while I was remembering.

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Zoltar
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Hello, try this : https://mobaxterm.mobatek.net/

BramMertens
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Looking for a good emulator on Windows myself.

At present I use Microsoft's Windows Terminal Preview but it suffers from rendering errors when using split panes (tmux/vim).

Used Mobaxterm in the past. The emulator is OK, the default has too much graphical extras too my taste but you could turn off a lot of them.

The main issue I kept running into is that MobaXterm ships with a (custom) version of cygwin. Cygwin unfortunately still causes issues with file permissions on Windows.

Positive note though: even when using the free version their support was fairly responsive. They release fixes regularly.

HTH

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KSteve
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Thank You

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EmanuelHaine
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I can name:

  1. Putty
    1. Very simple, but useful
    2. If you work with ssh-keys, you need to convert
  2. WinSSH
    1. You can open aditional tabs (up to 4)
    2. Same from Putty when talking about ssh-keys
  3. SmarTTY
    1. Easy to manage ssh-keys (you just have to load the file)
    2. Has a autocomplete mode
  4. Power Shell
    1. Native ssh and scp, which makes non mandatory the use of WinSCP or similar
    2. Some bash shortcuts doesn't work
  5. Windows Terminal
    1. Native ssh and scp, which makes non mandatory the use of WinSCP or similar
    2. You can open tabs and split them

It is good to make clear  the order I talked above, is not about importance, I just was typig in while I was remembering.

KSteve
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I forgot to mention I was looking for something with the ability to print and cut and paste from a toolbar of some sort

 

Thank You

KSteve
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I forgot to mention I was looking for something with the ability to print and cut and paste from a toolbar of some sort

 

Thank You

 

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The ssh client built into windows works for basic use, but not ideal (no X-forwarding and very basic)

Windows subsystem for Linux works really good since you are running Linux in a hyper V container

Putty has been a reliable option for many years
WinSCP gives an easy way to do sftp transfers

There was an old project SSH SecureShell that a was very nice but it stopped getting updates
KSteve
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In the process of testing AccuTerm.   It is not free but, it is working really well with most of the user friendly menu bar actions and options.

Travis
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I really like MobaXTerm (https://mobaxterm.mobatek.net/)

It has all the things you want in a terminal emulator, plus it also provides an X11 (XWindows) server on Windows for X11 forwarding. The one issue though with RHEL8, it uses Wayland/GNOME so X11 forwarding within the environment may be a little more tricky. 

In general, you should be able to SSH to a server and use the MobaXTerm to connect via SSH and be able to forward and X11 connections and graphical tools over that connection easily.

 

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