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Ostiary allows a client to run scripts on a server in a secure, authenticated manner, using an extremely simple protocol that is immune to buffer-overflow attacks. It is useful as a limited ssh/lsh replacement, or to selectively enable full remote shell access on a temporary basis. Clients for Windows, Unix, iOS, Android, and Palm are available.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  12 Oct 2011 11:56

    Release Notes: An iOS (iPad and iPhone) client has been added. The binary is available in the App Store, and the source code hosted at the project site.

    •  15 Jun 2010 13:08

      Release Notes: An Android client was added.

      •  23 Apr 2010 01:31

        Release Notes: The hash algorithm was updated from SHA-1 to SHA-256 for increased security.

        •  10 Oct 2009 20:18

          Release Notes: A minor configuration file parsing bug has been corrected. The seed hash now adds the process PID to decrease the chance of an attacker guessing it. Some minor configuration and documentation updates were made.

          •  31 Mar 2006 19:59

            Release Notes: Several non-security-related bugfixes, including some clarified log messages and an update to the TCP-wrappers autoconf macros. Debian packages have been added.


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