XShell

XShell 5.0835

Free terminal emulator for personal and professional use

XShell is a software program designed to emulate the presence of a virtual terminal. It is intended to allow a computer to act as a terminal; often useful when data contained within a mainframe needs to be accessed. As this is an open-source package, users will not be required to pay any fee prior to a download. View full description

PROS

  • The open-source nature of this bundle is not associated with any download fees.
  • Multiple languages are now supported by XShell.

CONS

  • As this is a rather technical program
  • previous experience is recommended.
  • At least 50 megabytes of free hard drive space will be required.

XShell is a software program designed to emulate the presence of a virtual terminal. It is intended to allow a computer to act as a terminal; often useful when data contained within a mainframe needs to be accessed. As this is an open-source package, users will not be required to pay any fee prior to a download.

Main Specifications and Features

XShell is a modular emulator, as it provides a number of drop-down tabs. Users can then click on these tabs to create an entirely separate window. This is often beneficial when performing multiple tasks. This system is very secure and it employs the MIT Kerberos authentication system. Therefore, users will not have to be concerned about any data becoming compromised. A unique live update feature will automatically download any upgrades as they become available. A redirect key can likewise provide access to multiple remote terminals if required.

Additional Tools

An automatic terminal lock prevents unauthorized access and this feature can be activated from the main menu. As more scripting language is now offered, the levels of automation associated with XShell are superior when compared to generic terminal emulators. UTF8 coding provides support in various languages; ideal for foreign users or when accessing an international terminal.

Xshell is a powerful SSH1, SSH2, SFTP, TELNET, RLOGIN and SERIAL terminal emulator for Windows platforms. It allows users to gain access to Unix/Linux hosts easily and securely on a Windows workstation. SSH (Secure Shell) protocol supports encryption and user authentication for secure connections over the Internet, and it replaces legacy protocols such as TELNET and RLOGIN.

Xshell is designed to satisfy both beginners and advanced users. Its user interface is intuitive and it provides advanced users with powerful features such as local commands, searching with regular expressions, dynamic port forwarding, international languages and so forth.

Key features:

  • High performance terminal emulator with TELNET and SSH support
  • Multi-Session feature to connect to multiple servers concurrently
  • Convenient session feature and other various ways to create connections
  • Management tools for SSH user authentication
  • Provides SSH tunneling, X11 forwarding service and interoperates with Xmanager
  • Supports file transfer using SFTP and ZMODEM and interoperates with Xftp
  • Provides a set of local shell commands for advanced users
  • Copy/Paste support between Windows applications and terminal window
  • Assign frequently used text strings in Quick Command buttons
  • Many convenient features and useful options for terminal operation

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XShell 5.0835