We have a reasonable number of Debian servers at work and as a result I
into servers about as many times as I visit Google. I have been using
Profiles in gnome-terminal to manage my ssh connections, which is fine but
requires I already have a terminal open to initiate a new server connection.
Enter SSHMenu, a GNOME panel applet that
keeps all your regular SSH connections within a single mouse click.
I couldn’t be arsed adding up a new repo for one application, so here are my quick and dirty install steps.
wget http://sshmenu.sourceforge.net/debian/dists/stable/contrib/binary-all/sshmenu_3.15-1_all.deb wget http://sshmenu.sourceforge.net/debian/dists/stable/contrib/binary-all/sshmenu-gnome_3.15-1_all.deb sudo gdebi -n sshmenu_3.15-1_all.deb sudo gdebi -n sshmenu-gnome_3.15-1_all.deb
I have taken to using
gdebi to install local deb packages as it resolves and
installs dependencies. Now just add SSHMenu to a Gnome panel and configure
your ssh connections. If SSHMenu isn’t listed in the Gnome panel applets yet,
then you can force a refresh with the rather heavy handed…