SSH Tunnlr for Mac
Tunneling protocols are usually used to create a secure, sometimes encrypted connection between two computers over a network. For example, the Secure Shell (SSH) tunneling protocol allows you to safely transfer data without using encryption, because the entire channel is being encoded.
Setting up your own SSH tunnels can be quite easy, as long as you have an appropriate utility to manage the details, such as SSH Tunnlr. The minimalist status bar menu application for the Mac enables you to setup multiple secure connection in no time.
To get started, you must navigate to the SSH Tunnlr Preferences window and create as many SSH tunnels as you like. For each entry you must specify the tunnel name and the proxy port. Moreover, in the Connection Details area you must input the SSH address and the SSH username.
SSH Tunnlr will stay out of your way in the status bar most of the time: the user interaction is limited to selecting the tunnel you want to use each time you need to establish a secure connection. The link is made quite fast and SSH Tunnlr also includes a connection timer that will displayed next to the status notification.
To conclude, SSH Tunnlr provides a simple and intuitive solution for quickly setting up and enabling SSH connections without having to deal with complex applications.