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 / Ubuntu 14.04
Step:1 Download the debian package of PAC.
$ sudo wget http://citylan.dl.sourceforge.net/project/pacmanager/pac-4.0/pac-126.96.36.199-all.deb
Step:2 Now Install the PAC Debian package
$ sudo dpkg -i pac-188.8.131.52-all.deb
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 NSIT 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