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10 Android Apps for Linux Server Admins

Feb 22, 2011, 16:35 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Geier)

"The Linux server admin on the go needs a good remote administration toolkit. Here are 10 useful remote administration apps for Android devices.

"Here are 10 server and admin apps for the Linux-based Android mobile phone platform. You'll discover clients and servers for the basic protocols: SSH, FTP, and remote desktop (RDP & VNC). There are apps for network discovery and port scanning, remote PC/server monitoring, and an Exchange/groupware client.


"ConnectBot is a free open-source Secure Shell (SSH) client, developed by Kenny Root and Jeffrey Sharkey. You can access the shell of a remote machine and transfer files between it and the phone. It also supports local access of the Android shell and remote Telnet connections. You can run simultaneous sessions and copy/paste between other Android apps.


"QuickSSHd is a SSH server that also supports SCP/SFTP, offered by TeslaCoil Software for $1.49. It gives you shell and file transfer capabilities. When on a Wi-Fi network, you can connect your phone from a SSH client on your PC to execute commands or transfer files. In addition to the standard SSH shared public key authentication, it supports the use of a password which is stored encrypted on the phone. Rooting your Android would let you use ports above 1024 and the use of other QuickSSHd application users."

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