My Palm T|X just got a new lease on life thanks to my servers. Why, you ask?
I’m a Linux desktop and server user, and I also have a bunch of palm pilots laying around, besides my smartphone… so I Googled to see if any software was available to SSH (Secure Shell) to my linux machines remotely. For more information on ssh, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ssh
I actually came across a few palm os SSH clients, and the one I chose to test was “pssh,” at http://www.sealiesoftware.com/pssh/. Features, according to Sealie Software:
- SSH 2 protocol using 3DES or AES-128 ciphers
- Fast authentication and encryption using ARM-native code
- Support for public-key authentication and host key verification
- High quality VT100/VT220/xterm terminal emulator
- Up to 80 x 53 character display on 320×320 screen
- Support for large screens with virtual Graffiti areas
- Customizable font colors and sizes
- Full-size on-screen keyboard
- Palm 5-Way Navigator acts as CTRL/ESC key and arrow keys
- Thumb wheel press acts as CTRL/ESC key
- Complete source code distributed under BSD- and MIT-style licenses
On my home network, I was able to login to one of my Linux machines in a text-only session, navigate directories, upgrade packages, and view files as with any other command line session over SSH. There aren’t enough hours in a day to play with things like this!
Now that I dug up my wireless keyboard for my Palm T|X, I probably won’t get anything done, ever again… besides looking cool. If you use SSH to remote to your machines also, try out pssh!