Monday, January 7, 2013

mosh, the roaming mobile shell from MIT

Mosh: the mobile shell

Just seen via Hacker News.

mosh looks very interesting based on the description at the link above.


( Mosh
(mobile shell)
Remote terminal application that allows roaming ,
supports intermittent connectivity , and provides
intelligent local echo and line editing of user
Mosh is a replacement for SSH. It's more robust
and responsive, especially over Wi-Fi, cellular, and
long-distance links.
Mosh is free software, available for GNU/Linux,
FreeBSD, Solaris, Mac OS X, and Android. )

And that's just first part of that intro page, which is fairly long and has lots of interesting details on the benefits of mosh, as well as some background on its internals. I read a large part of it. The Android port is experimental, by a third party, but they are working on an official one.

HN thread about it (early, will probably grow) includes some possible cons too:

- Vasudev Ram

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