NBER SSH Clients
maintains a list of other ssh programs, including Mac programs.
If you are unfamiliar with computing at the command line,
this may be helpful.
Other SSH software that installs on your computer:
- MobaXterm is
a combined ssh/x-windows/winscp program that is the simplest way to
run GUI programs from a remote Windows client.
- download MobaXterm from above site.
- drag MobaXterm_v5.1 to create shortcut on desktop.
- double click on shortcut
- click on run
- windows firewall will come up (may be hidden), click "allow"
- supply password
- now you can do anything the command line
allows, including xstata and xedit. Also there
are icons for transfering files and using the PC
to edit Linux files.
- TeraTermSSH, a free SSH program for
Windows. This is easy to install and runs well. To install, select the link, then
"Run from current location" or "Open" and accept all defaults as the install
program proceeds. You probably want to check the X-forwarding on the
Setup|ssh-forwarding menu. Also change the "keep-alive" on the Setup|ssh
menu to 0 seconds to turn it off. Otherwise short network outages will kill
your session. Then remember to save setup.
- SecureCRT is a commercial
SSH program for Windows. The NBER will pay for this for any associate
wanting to use it to communicate with the nber.org servers.
- PSCP is a Windows
scp command line client, similar to secure FTP but not interactive.
- WinSCP is a very good GUI Windows Client for
file transfers. To install, select the link, then "Run from current location" or
"Open" and accept all defaults as the install program proceeds.
for Windows v3.7.1p1-1 includes command line SFTP and SCP clients
and servers. You probably want to uncheck the "server" box when you
install this program, otherwise you can probably "Run from current
location" or "Open" and accept all defaults. Our SFTP server is at
- X-Ming X-11 Windows server.
An easily installed X-Windows server (requires ssh).
- Xquartz (X-windows for Mac) Howto.
- NX GUI
client is much faster than X-Windows, but offers similar functions.