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  1. Stephane LaurencelleJanuary 4, 2017 at 8:42 AM

    Hello,

    I have been using winsshterm since october 2016 before that i was using mobaxterm product but now that i discover this product i switch to it 100%.

    The feature i was using in mobaxterm have been integrate by Patrick after talking with him about those.
    features:
    multi exec
    multi paste
    more split Windows
    reconnect/disconnect option
    move tab to another Windows

    he implement them in a record time and they all work like a charm and he event make them more flexible then in mobaxterm product.

    Thanks a lot Patrick for all the good works and new features.

    Really appreciated it.

    Stephane

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    1. Many thanks to you too, Stephane. You gave me new ideas and helped make WinSSHTerm better.

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  2. I have been trying WinSSHterm for awhile and it's a good product. I like to know if you can add few more updates such as:
    1) Add a function to kill all process (sessions) - When I have 4 or more sessions open and there is no easy way to get rid of all sessions.
    2) Add a simple Quick Connection Toolbar: Protocol, Host, Login, password, session (if needed by user)- Allows user to log into a server quickly
    3) Add a function to load scripts and able to send it to all sessions.
    4) Add the ability to Import/Export Sessions in the File Menu.

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  3. 4) Add the ability to Import/Export Sessions in the File Menu. - (You have created “connections.xml” file that stores all saved server connections but like to able to import/export the file inside the WinSSHTerm application)

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    1. Thanks for your feedback. It would be great if you could use the contact form, so I can email you back and we can talk about your points.

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    2. Release 1.9.0 will have support for shared connections, which can be loaded by multiple users and also exported.

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  4. Thanks a lot for your great tool. Featurerequest for you: add please some stored password encryption, maybe with master-password like WinSCP do.

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    1. Thanks, I'll think about your suggestion. For now, I recommend everyone who needs maximum security to use public key authentication in combination with Pageant. This way there is no need to store passwords.

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    2. From release 1.9.0 on all passwords will be AES encrypted.

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  5. The path to SSH keys + log file currently do not recognise Windows environment variables. e.g. %USERPROFILE%.

    If they did, then it would make sharing WinSSHTerm config with colleagues easier.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc749104(v=ws.10).aspx

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    1. Thanks, the shared connections file will support a limited set of template variables. You can use these to set custom paths, passwords, SSH users,... for each user.

      Tip: If you put your SSH keys somewhere inside your WinSSHTerm folder, only the relative path will be stored.

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  6. Hello,

    When trying to use this to connect to a brocade switch, I get the following warning:
    "The first key-exchange algorithm supported by the server is diffie-hellman-group1-sha1, which is below the configured warning threshold. Do you want to continue with this connection?"

    When I click Yes, it connects, but seconds later, it disconnects with the following error:

    "Server sent disconnect message type 2 (protocol error): 'Service is not known'"

    I can connect fine using putty.exe alone, but not with WinSSHTerm.exe. I looked for the threshold setting but cannot find one. Any idea on how to get past this?

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    1. Hello, could you try to connect to your switch using putty.exe, with X11 forwarding enabled (Connection->SSH->X11->Enable X11 forwarding) and see if you get the same error?

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    2. Hi, yes, i get the exact same error when i enabled it in putty as you asked. I then opened Putty again, loaded the WinSSHTerm saved session, unchecked that option, and saved it. That seems to have fixed the issue. Thanks for leading me to the light.

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    3. Thanks for your feedback. There will be an option to disable X11 forwarding in release 1.9.1.

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  7. Copy & Paste is not Working, Is there any option to enable?

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    1. Hi, thanks for trying out WinSSHTerm. You can paste with the middle mouse button. To change it to the right mouse button, just toggle the switch under File->Preferences->Terminal->Copy&Paste

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  8. Hi, the program is great but I have a few suggestions:
    1. please make active tab more visible by changing background color.
    2. is it possible that new tab appear on the left as a first tab?
    3. currently the tabs are simple rectangle. Is it possible to change it into shapes more like firefox or . It is hard to distinguigsh the tab now.
    4. Please make master password for all connections.

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  9. And one last request:
    5. Is it possible to search text in the putty output? It would be great.

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    1. Hi Rafał, thanks for your feedback. I'll think about it. A few notes to your points:
      - You can select an alternative tab layout by selecting the checkbox "Use dark tab layout" under File->Preferences->General. With this layout the active tab is easier to distinguish.
      - All passwords in the local connections and preferences file are encrypted with your personal key, which gets auto-generated on the first run of WinSSHTerm and which is separately stored in the config directory. This key has the same function as a master password - without it, you won't be able to decrypt the stored connection passwords.
      - Searching text in the PuTTY output is currently not possible. However, by right-clicking the tab and choosing "Copy All to Clipboard" you can copy the current PuTTY output to clipboard and then paste it to a text editor like e.g. notepad++ and do the search there.

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    2. Regarding master password, I would like avoid situation when someone opens the program on my computer without my knowlegde. Currently all connecions are accessible. Master password is in file and anyone can connect to the servers. PuttyConnectionManager had such a feature.

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    3. Thanks again for your feedback. Generally it is not recommended to use WinSSHTerm on a computer you don't trust. And also it would be better to use public key authentication (with an encrypted private key) in combination with Pageant instead of passwords. That way it would not be necessary to store passwords, and without the passphrase of your private key no other user on your computer could connect to your servers.

      However, I think it would be worth to add an option to encrypt the key file with a password. I'll add this feature in the next release (probably 1.10.1).

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    4. That's great! I am looking forward to test it. Someone in the comments wrote about Quick Connection Toolbar, I would vote for it also. But I do it by adding dummy connection in a tree.

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  10. I would like to have connections tree on the rigth.

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    1. Thanks for your feedback. Yes, currently the connection and config window can't be docked to the right side. Is there a special reason why you would like it on the right side?

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    2. I have only one monitor. Typically I have WinSSHTerm in the background and notepad with reference commands in the front. When I copy commands I cannot see enough right output in winsshterm unless I close session/config panel.

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    3. Ok, so for your workflow it would be better to have it on the right side. I'll add an option to dock the connection and config window to the right side in the next release.

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  11. Hello Stephane,

    a nice little tool you created here. It has almost all I need. What I am really missing is setting my own colors. Would you consider this is a valid enhancement request?

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    1. I'm glad you're happy with WinSSHTerm, thanks. Yes, this is a valid enhancement request to me. I'll think about how to implement this... (by the way, my name is Patrick ;)

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  12. Great app. Would you be able to add a sort function to the tree to sort alphabetically?

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  13. Great app, tried version 1.11.2 but was unable to use stored passwords to login to Debian Linux with SSH. Switched back to 1.10.1 (which i used before) and was able to autologin with saved password.

    Kind regards, Jeroen Bleeker

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    1. Hi Jeroen, thanks for using WinSSHTerm! By switching from version 1.10.1 to 1.11.2 the password file "config\key" will be transformed to a new format. If you use this transformed password filee back in 1.10.1, and then try to upgrade again to 1.11.2, it won't work. I think this is the problem you've run into. You would need to restore the files "connections.xml" and "key" from version 1.10.1 and then do the upgrade again.

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  14. Hi,

    Thank you for the answer. Tried lastest version (portable) and all works good now. Great program, has everything i need for connecting to a Linux environment.

    Kind regards, Jeroen Bleeker

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    1. Thanks, I'm glad to hear that.
      Just tried to upgrade the installer edition from 1.10.1 to 1.11.2, and it worked as expected (of course I had to manually delete the password file "config\key", because it already had the new format and it's not possible to downgrade). So there should be no problem with the installer edition, too.

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  15. Hello, Patrick.
    Very good job, thank you!
    Is there any way to insert several >Login Cmds in one session?
    And one more thing: are you planning to implement UI, independent to different resolutions? On high resolutions it is a little blurry (ver 1.11.4).

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    1. Hi Gene, thanks for using WinSSHTerm!

      I don't have any experience how to deal with high resolutions yet. Could you please send me a screenshot via mail? Could you also tell me why you would need to have multiple Login Commands for one session?

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  16. Hello, Patrick.
    I have a feature request but I don't have idea how to solve it. It concerns output logging. I always use putty session WinSSHTerm and have enabled logs to "\MyDisk\Logs\PuTTY\&Y_&M_&H.log". This way I do not bother each time to remember to log something.
    But, sometimes I need to log to other file for some reason and currently there is no other way then modify WinSSHTerm putty session. I wonder how I could simply and fast change log file?

    Regards,

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    1. Hello Rafał,
      you can overwrite your log file name from the PuTTY session "WinSSHTerm" by setting it in the connection configuration (Configuration->Session->Log file name). So if you temporarily want another log file name for a connection, just set the log file name there. If you delete it, it should fall back to the one you set in the PuTTY session.

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    2. I've totally missed it! Thanks a lot!

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  17. Would it be possible to add a sort function to the connections tree? Possibly on a per folder basis? I have about 100 different connections, all with similar names. Having to manually sort them around is becoming tedious. I would think others may feel the same.

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    1. Hi Brian, thanks for your feedback. There is a workaround for this. I added point 10 in the FAQ section.

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  18. This is a great tool, with integration to WinScp. Wonder if possible to make access to "copy file" even faster by pressing a hot key, while using arrow key to navigate the tree.

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    1. Thanks, in version 1.12.2 it will be possible to open WinSCP by clicking on a connection with the middle mouse button.

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    2. Thanks! Your release is fast and did enable the middle mouse click on tree node to launch WinScp.

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  19. It would be awesome if you could integrate the "PuTTY Connection Manager" tab control system (Preview here : http://www.unixmantra.com/2013/04/putty-connection-manager-tabbed-putty.html) to easely display many terminal without using the cluster mode.

    And having a scrolling menu to choose which terminal had to be grouped to send command would be an great features too (Also visible in my previous link Features 3)

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    1. I'm quite happy with the way it works now - almost all of the time I don't need to look at more than 2 or 3 PuTTY sessions simultaneously. Drag&Drop would be nice, but I don't need to move the PuTTY sessions around that often.

      Beeing able to group sessions would be a nice feature. I'll think about it...

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  20. @Mathod, or just to add option to open saved sessions not in "tabs", but in "windows" (5th session then will start in 2nd tab of 4th window, for example).

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    1. It would be a great feature yes but I find this pretty exhaustive. Give a try on PuTTY CM you will see how it's easier to drag your tab and place it where you want :)

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  21. Middle click on the tab to launch WinScp is a great feature. I know currently there are two useful feature:

    (1) Launch WinScp from the path from clipboard
    (2) Launch WinScp from the pre-configured putty path

    Wonder if possible to add a third option, which I believe will be most useful for me:

    (3) Launch WinScp from the current putty session path.

    i.e. kind of like pipe the "pwd" result into clipboard and then launch WinScp to that path.

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    1. The third option would also be the most useful for me :) Unfortunately, to accomplish this I'd have to change the source code of PuTTY, which I prefer not to do...

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  22. Hello, Patrick!
    1. Could you implement the possibility of vertical organization of windows - for 16:9 or even 21:9 displays.
    2. Limitation of 4 windows often is not enough.
    3. Possibility to open connections in windows, not tabs, or with shortcuts (for example: ctrl+left_click on connection opens it in a window).
    Thank you kindly for your work!

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    1. 4. ... and add more shortcuts for show/hide connections/configuration

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  23. Hi!

    I really like your SSH client and I love that you're still working actively on it.
    One feature I would really like to see is the ability to have a shortcut bar. Here I would be able to define buttons (name of button & command) and when you click the button it executes that command(s) on the active SSH session.
    This could be very nice to run often used commands quickly.

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