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PAC Manager Replacement of Secure CRT / Putty on Ubuntu/RHEL/CentOS/Fedora

Overview :


PAC (Perl Auto Connector) is an open source secure connection manager with automations. PAC is the alternate or replacement of SecureCRT/Putty in the  the Linux world. It provides a GUI to configure SSH/Telnet connections: users, passwords, EXPECT regular expressions, macros, etc.


Some of the Important Features :

  • Simple GUI to manage/launch connections to remote machines.
  • Configurable [Pre|Post]-connection local commands execution.
  • Ability to connect to machines through a Proxy server!
  • CLUSTER connections.
  • TABBED/WINDOWED terminals
  • Wake On LAN capabilities


Installation Steps of PAC on Ubuntu 12.04 / Ubuntu 13.04


Step:1  Download the debian package of PAC.


sudo wget


Step:2 Now Install the PAC Debian package


# sudo dpkg -i pac-


Above command will not install pac package completely as it requires lot of other dependencies. So to resolve  this problem, run the command mentioned in step3


Step:3 Install the PAC dependencies


# sudo apt-get install -f


After installing all the dependencies, pac manager is Now installed successfully.


Step:4  Access PAC Manager


Open the terminal Type : # sudo pac








Step:5 Now Add the Servers


Click On ---> Create New Group ---> In My Case (NSIT) is Group Name.


Now Select NIST Group ---> then click on New Connections. , enter name and click OK





Step:6 Access the Server


Double Click on mail1 which is under NSIT group.  If all the credentials are correct which is mentioned in above step , then we will get the server console like below



Ali Ramzan on, 2013-11-12 19:24:33
Thanks great
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