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  1. key list for tortoisesvn?

    With Putty I use Pageant to host my rsa keys so that I can read and write to my subversion server. I love PenguiNet and would like to purchase it for our IT staff, but it doesn't provide anything similar to putty's Pageant and PLink.

    Is there any plans to add this functionality to the product in the future?

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    We do already have the Pageant functionality – it’s built right in to PenguiNet. In the Connection Profiles window, on the SSH tab, click the “Port fowarding” button and make sure that under “Additionally forward…”, the option “Authentication agent connections from the remote computer” is checked.

    v2.60 will include an equivalent of PLink.

  2. Clone session starting directory

    When you Clone an SCP or SFTP connection it would be very useful if the new session started in your current directory.

    if you're working on a file in /a/b/c/d/e/f/g for instance and want to download it, you hit clone SFTP and get taken to /root/ where you have to navigate back to where you started

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  3. Add possibility to connect to ssh/scp server via ssh tunnel

    I have some machines to which I can not make a direct connection, but I have to connect via another machine (also via ssh). This is partially possible now by using the "send commands" feature of Penguinet, but it is not very convenient and does not work for SCP sessions. WinSCP supports this already

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    This is already technically possible (see below), but I see your point. We could make this easier, such as building a dependency between connections.


    Do this by:
    1. Starting a first connection with a tunnel (from local-machine port 2222, via machine A, to machine B port 22, say)
    2. Start a second connection via that tunnel (setting in profiles
    window: host localhost, port 2222).

  4. transparency

    Would really like windows to have the option of being transparent, much like the ubuntu terminals, especially when they are detached.

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  5. Show disconnect state on tab

    It would be great to show the connection status on the tab icon show in case you have disabled the disconnect message to have a quick status of the connection. Also please add the possibility to reopen a disconnected session by just pressing enter while the tab has focus.

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    We intend to use overlay icons to show extra information about the sessions (such as what protocol they’re using), so we look into this at that point. I don’t have this commited to a version yet, though.

  6. Custom workspace layout

    I'd like to have the ability to open several connections at once in a consistent, recallable "workspace" layout.

    EG: Open load monitoring connections on all our servers (profiles are already configured to run "top") and tile them the same way every time.

    I should be able to:
    - open connections and arrange them the way I want them to be forevermore
    - hit "Save Workspace" and give the workspace a name
    - recall the workspace from the profiles window (could be a separate root tree below the profiles)

    56 votes
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  7. Option to limit to single instance

    Have an option "Allow only one instance of PenguiNet". If PenguiNet icon is clicked and it's already open, it can bring this other instance to focus. This is done by IE8 in Win7. New windows can be opened from there.

    This is much better than having a windows tab full of programs with multiple tabs inside them.

    51 votes
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  8. Add support for client-side scripting

    It would be nice if a Penguinet session could be initiated and controlled from a script. This would allow us to automate SSH sessions (for example, to automate changes to equipment). I'd like the capability to either launch Penguinet from a batch file specifying a script to run or have API access to Penguinet functions from an existing scripting language (VBScript, Perl, etc.) The feature should not require any user interaction via GUI.

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    You can already get part-way to what you want to do. Take a look at Help|Contents→Getting started|Command line options and Session|Connection profiles→Send commands. It’s not full scripting, but it will allow you to start PN from a batch file and execute a series of commands.

    We’ll review the options for scripting.

  9. Middle mouse scroll in vim.

    The thing I like most about gnome-terminal is the fact that it understands the middle mouse scroll. Especially in vim. Penguinet is a freaking amazing and it would awesome if this worked.

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  10. Send command to multiple windows

    One of the things we do right now is execute the same commands on many servers simultaneously. For instance to update all proprietary software or to verify configuration. It would be nice to be able to send any arbitrary command to all open windows ( anything from a simple ls, to the execution of a script file) so that I type 'ls -al' once, but see the output of that on all 16 open windows.

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  11. Add codepage support

    This might already be an option, but I couldn't find it...it would be nice to be able to specify which codepage to use for character translation in a session. For instance, there are times when I need CP437.

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  12. Improve the tab appearance

    I love the titlebar/status configurations, but can you do the same for the tabs? I frequently have 10-20 windows open, and it's difficult to distinguish between them. It would be nice to have 2 fields here, tab display and tab hover. The idea would be something like my tab shows "box1234", but when I hover over it it gives the full detail (e.g. box1234 - Fabrication test box). For now I've using descriptive profile names, but adding a description to the profile would really be helpful for this as well.

    24 votes
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    We are considering adding an option to Connection Profiles > Appearance to allow you to define the tab name / mouse-over and also simply displaying much more information in the mouse-over.

  13. Add Snippets - commands we can pre-write and auto-run

    I'm coming from SSH Explorer and they had this neat toolbar up top that allowed you to create groups and custom commands. Then all you had to do was select the group and you could auto-run that command you wrote. It is kinda like having batch scripts ready to go in your ssh client. Was great for installing/running scripts that I have to do almost on a daily basis with the servers I manage. To get a better idea of what I'm talking about, go download the SSH Explorer free trial and see how they have it.

    22 votes
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  14. Profile Share between Users on Terminal-Server

    Dear PenguiNet team,

    we used Version 2.54 on a terminal server with more then one user! In earlier versions we used one profile file. So everyone had the full list of our devices!

    Now it seems that every user has his own database (profile) is it possible to use one together!?

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  15. Ability to specify custom directory where settings and profiles are kept

    Would it be possible to do this? VanDyke's SecureCRT does this which I find very helpful as my company requires that I store the settings and profiles on an encrypted disk if I want to be able to work from home. By using a custom folder and setting it to the encrypted disk I'm able to make a change to the settings or profiles at home and have it picked up automatically at work and vice-versa.

    I really like PenguiNet and would like o switch to it from SecureCRT but this is a deal-breaker for me at the moment.

    Thanks…

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    Hi,
    How many of the settings do you need to be stored on the encrypted disk? Absolutely everything, or just the details for connecting to a host? Would using an encrypted USB stick be an option?

  16. add "send text file" option

    It would be great to be able to make/take canned config files (routers, etc) and upload them line by line automatically like in hyperterm. (see transfer menu in hyperterm)

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  17. dynamic port forwarding

    Can you please add the feature (which is in SecureCRT and Putty) to add dynamic ssh port forwarding. This would be very useful for me and my operations team.

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  18. URL's should launch a browser

    Among hundreds of other things we use a terminal client for, we keep a company IRC channel open.

    URL's which are entered on-channel have to be manually copied/pasted ito a browser, which is suboptimal.

    Please - consider including this functionality in future versions.

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  19. Serial port window request

    The 2.54 has the serial port working but it seems to be lacking the power that rest of the software has. Which is custom sized scroll back and custom width. Even after setting Sessions to 50000 it does not take effect inside Serial port window. Forcing width to # of columns creates a scroll bar rather than set width of the window.

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  20. Penguinet isn't working with Dropbear (on OpenWRT routers)

    Even version 2.70 of Penguinet won't connect properly to Dropbear as built for OpenWRT routers. No errors, says 'Connected', but no text output, typing does nothing.

    That accounts for about half my usage, and using alternative SSH clients gets old really quickly...

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