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Mosh – The New SSH!

Mosh (Mobile Shell) is a terminal application similar to SSH but it’s more robust, responsive and of course it’s mobile i.e it allows roaming (you will be connected to your server even the network/IP Address changes).

Mosh is a free software (available under GPL, hosted at GitHub) available for GNU/Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OS X. So you might be thinking that it’s a good replacement for ssh protocol – you’re right, in fact it is. So next time you login to your remote server then don’t forget to give it a try!


Why should you try Mosh (over SSH) ?

  • It’s faster (no network lag)
  • more robust
  • no special privileges (superuser/root) is required
  • designed from scratch for Unicode
  • same login method (using public key or password)

How to Install Mosh in Ubuntu

Ubuntu 12.04

In Ubuntu 12.04 LTS – it’s already there in the official package repository, just execute –

sudo apt-get install mosh


Older versions of Ubuntu i.e 11.10/…

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:keithw/mosh
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install mosh


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