A few weeks ago, I wrote ssh-chat.
The idea is simple: You open your terminal and type,$ ssh chat.shazow.net
Unlike many others, you might stop yourself before typing “ls” and notice — that’s no shell, it’s a chat room!
I was just thinking about how useful and simple ssh is for doing end to end encryption for various services before being notified of this post. On a linux box you can
ssh -X remotehost and bring up any X-windowed app from a terminal command. Very simple. Very useful. Very secure. For copying files there’s the
scp command. And one final shout out to the
sshfs command for mounting remote filesystems.