mRemoteNG – The Ultimate Remote Connection Management UtilityJuly 3, 2012
I would be remiss if my first true technical post was devoted to anything other than mRemoteNG. This piece of software has saved me hours of headaches and made managing multiple remote sessions simultaneously incredibly simple.
I first came across mRemoteNG while reading the comments section of a post on the sysadmin subreddit. It provides you with a tabbed interface so you can easily shuffle between numerous remote sessions on multiple platforms:
- RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol/Terminal Server)
- SSH (Secure Shell)
- Telnet (TELecommuncation NETwork)
- VNC (Virtual Network Computing)
- HTTP/HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol)
- ICA (Citrix Independent Computing Architecture)
- Raw Socket Connections
I primarily use it for RDP and SSH but it will fully support any of the above solutions. Additionally, you can sort the different connection profiles in their own groups/subgroups. Personally, I sort mine by OS (Windows, *nix, etc.) and then in a subgroup for the network they reside on (Corp, DMZ, etc.). The connection profiles also allow you to (securely) store your credentials so you can quickly and easily connect to any of your machines.
I’m sure there are products available that provide similar functionality, but one of the best parts of this great software is the price – free. If you’re not currently using anything to manage your remote sessions, or even if you are and just want a better experience, I highly recommend giving mRemoteNG a try.