Secure Shell Plugin
Today it is advicable to use secure communications as public networks,
like the Internet are not secure. The secure shell (SSH) plugin provides
an easy to use, but secure way to log into a remote host. To use this plugin
make sure your remote host has a secure shell server running. It may be
used as a replacement for the Telnet plugin,
which does no encryption!
This implementation of SSH provides IDEA and RSA/PKCS#1 encryption and
was originally written in 1998 by Cedric
Gourio. He used a part of the old Java Telnet Applet to write his Java
SSH client and so the code was similar to our old applet.
There are other implementations of ssh for Java available, but those
packages implement the whole ssh protocol and all features which makes
the packages very big. This implementation is only about 16k compressed
in a jar file (75k uncompressed).
You can configure the plugin using the following properties:
(there will be configurable parts, but these
are not yet implemented!)
Programmer Documentation is available:
|This is the programmer documentation for the plugin. Use it as an example
if you want to write your own back end plugins.
|This plugins uses some of the events and listeners described here.