Five free tools that extends the functionality of SSH ➡️ Mosh, SSHuttle and Eternal Terminal (ET)

Five free tools that could make your day less troublesome while working out of the office.


To be used:

  • When working on a low-quality internet connection
  • When working from a moving car, train or bus
  • When you need access through a firewall with IP-restriction


Mosh -(mobile shell)

The remote terminal application that allows roaming supports intermittent connectivity and provides intelligent local echo and line editing of user keystrokes. While working from a low-quality connection or a moving car, train, or bus. Mosh could avoid a large number of time-consuming re-connections.

Mosh is a replacement for interactive SSH terminals.

Mosh is more robust and responsive, especially over Wi-Fi, cellular, and long-distance links.

Mosh is free software, available for GNU/Linux, BSD, macOS, Solaris, Android, Chrome, and iOS.

Get Mosh her

Eternal Terminal (ET)

Eternal Terminal (ET) is a remote shell that automatically reconnects without interrupting the session. ET solves a similar scenario as Mosh.

Eternal Terminal (ET)

Poor man’s VPN

SSHuttle is a transparent proxy server that works as a poor man’s VPN. Enables you to get a fixed IP address to enable you access through firewalls with IP-rules.

Get SSHhuttle

SOCKS5 proxy for IOS

Tunneling and port forwarding app for IOS, iPhone, and iPad that allows you to set up a local SOCKS5 proxy with a private tunnel. There is at the time of writing no SSHuttle client for IOS. This app is the closest you will get.

SSH Tunnel for IOS

The SHH Tunnnel for IOS app allows you to set up a local SOCKS5 proxy with a private tunnel.

Forever free VPS server with fixed IP

To use the above-listed toolbox, you would probably need a VPS server with fixed IP. Such a VPN server is available on the Google Cloud forever free plan. Ubuntu LTS is a wildly-used OS.

Ubuntu forever free VPS server on Google Cloud