The Javatm Telnet Application/Applet: SSH Plugin

© 1996-1999 Matthias L. Jugel and Marcus Meißner

Version 2.0 beta / Java 2 and 1.1.x
Available under GNU General Public License

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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!)

Property Documentation
Additional 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.
Copyright 1996-1999 Matthias L. Jugel, Marcus Meißner
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