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MindTerm is a complete ssh-client in pure Java. It can be used either as a standalone Java application or as a Java applet. Three packages of importance are provided (terminal, ssh, and security). The terminal package is a rather complete vt102/xterm-terminal, and the ssh-package contains the ssh- protocol and also "drop-in" socket replacements to use ssh-tunnels transparently from a Java application/applet. It also contains functionality to realize a ssh-server. Finally, the security package contains RSA, DES, 3DES, Blowfish, IDEA, and RC4 ciphers.


Recent releases

  •  24 Feb 2012 05:56

    Release Notes: Switched to use Java non-blocking I/O (NIO). Removes the AWT version of the GUI. Uses the Java Cryptographic Environment (JCE) rather than its own cryptographic classes. Using the JCE also makes it possible to run MindTerm in a FIPS mode where only FIPS-approved algorithms are used. Support for elliptic curve key exchange algorithms and host keys. The code has been checked and no longer produces any warnings when loaded in Eclipse. The embedded applet may resize to fill the area allocated to it.

    •  14 Jun 2010 08:20

      Release Notes: More configuration options are available for the Telnet client. Configuration options were added to disable some menus. Bugs were fixed.

      •  10 Sep 2009 06:18

        Release Notes: A telnet mode application was added. Interaction with servers doing password authentication over keyboard-interactive (which encompasses most Linux servers today) was improved. The SFTP module and the FTP over SFTP plugin were improved. There were many minor enhancements and bugfixes.

        •  05 Mar 2008 13:58

          Release Notes: The main changes are the addition of Kerberos support (gssapi-with-mic) and support for literal IPv6 addresses. Other useful features include NTLM auth to proxies.

          •  12 Mar 2007 15:50

            No changes have been submitted for this release.

            Recent comments

            11 Sep 2003 09:54 davebecks143

            Re: Very disappointed over the commercialisation of mindterm
            Don't be disappointed, just use a free client! This thing is dated and archaic anyway. Try SSHTerm, it's free (GPL), supports SSH2 and has a funky interface, unlike the sloppy, amateur effort published here. Check it out:


            > We're all *very disappointed* this has
            > become
            > commercial.
            > This is a modified version of MindTerm
            > 1.2.1 which is GPL'ed.

            01 Jul 2002 11:33 dazdaz

            Very disappointed over the commercialisation of mindterm
            We're all *very disappointed* this has become

            This is a modified version of MindTerm 1.2.1 which is GPL'ed.


            12 Mar 2002 16:32 dbm1175

            MindTerm for Private Use?
            I can't seem to find MindTerm (for personal use) on the website anymore? Has something happened? Is it no longer available?

            03 Feb 2001 01:03 pldaniels

            Re: The license of MindTerm v1.99

            > unlikely to sue themselves, it's a
            > defacto acceptable violation.

            Glad to hear this, now I can put my lawers away,
            as I am selling as a commercial package code which
            I wrote (released under GPL originally, but now BSD).

            What however, about the code that was contributed
            by others into your own project? ie, such as
            patches, fixes, features?

            02 Feb 2001 21:34 aldem

            Re: The license of MindTerm v1.99

            > Since these guys are the original creators, (i assume) Can't they change the license as they see fit

            True. They can change license as they want and when they want, regardless of original license or changes in code.

            BTW, concerning GPL, if you read it carefully:
            Activities other than copying, distribution and modification are not
            covered by this License; they are outside its scope.

            (Terms and conditions, Article 0, paragraph 2).

            So, even GPL may not restrict _use_ of some product (so I still may sell it without any distribution, for instance :).


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