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Meerkat is an easy to use SSH tunnel manager built specifically for the Mac. It includes features such as application triggers, automatic reconnection on system sleep and network change, Growl integration, Bonjour support, command line and AppleScript integration, and much more.

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Recent releases

  •  10 May 2010 19:04

    Release Notes: This release allows reverse tunnels to make an endpoint available to the remote network, not just the remote host (corresponds to the *: binding option on the -R argument). It fixes a few minor issues with license file handling and the application interface.

    •  23 Mar 2010 21:37

      Release Notes: This release fixes an issue that prevented pasting text into the password prompt dialog. It fixes an issue with tunnel connection error detail text not showing up in the alert dialog on Mac OS X 10.5. It adds a contextual menu item to allow easier editing of a tunnel's account from the tunnel list.

      •  05 Mar 2010 21:09

        Release Notes: This release adds a minor feature where tunnel app triggers crashing will not bring their tunnels down. It adds a preference for the tunnel retry interval multiplier. It fixes a bug where other tunnels' statuses might not be accurately reflected when a new tunnel or account creation was canceled. It fixes a bug where holding the Option key when selecting an active tunnel in Meerkat's status bar menu would no longer restart the tunnel.

        •  04 Dec 2009 19:09

          Release Notes: Much more robust automatic retry support for tunnel problems. Better indication of tunnel state in the user interface. Better error handling and reporting. Visual refresh for clarity and better ease of use. Bonjour service options are better represented. Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger" support has been removed. New accounts default to the currently logged-in user's username. App triggers are now recognized at Meerkat launch time.

          •  31 Aug 2009 22:29

            Release Notes: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard is now supported. Any tunnels that are active when the application quits are reactivated on the next launch if the launch happens within a minute or so. The command-line tool now accepts tunnel name substrings. Some data storage issues that could cause error messages when saving or deleting several tunnels in a single run of the application were fixed. SSH ControlMaster support is now disabled for all tunnels.


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