PAC Manager: connect anywhere!

PAC Manager tends to be a drop-in replacement for closed source SSH/Telnet client SecureCRT. With respect to features, it beats Putty by a wide margin. PAC Manager comes with a simple GUI written in Perl & GTK+ and is a sysadmin’s delight. It can also connect to Windows desktops over RDP (like X2Go) as it supports the rdesktop protocol.


  • Remote and local macros
  • Remotely send commands with EXPECT regexp
  • Cluster connections!! Connections on same cluster share keystrokes
  • Scripting support! (vía Perl code)
  • Serial/tty connection via cu/tip/remote-tty connections
  • Pre/post connections local executions
  • Tabs or windows for connections
  • Proxy support
  • KeePass integration
  • Wake On LAN capabilities
  • Split terminals in the same Tab
  • Quick access to configured connections via tray menu icon
  • Windows RDP (via rdesktop) and VNC (via vncviewer) support
  • GUI for ssh, telnet, sftp, cu, remote-tty, ftp, etc
  • DEB, RPM & .TAR.GZ packages available
  • Open source and free (GNU GPLv3)


Grab the installer for your distribution from the project’s home. You’ll need to install some dependencies on Ubuntu. Run:

$ sudo dpkg -i pac-version-all.deb
$ sudo dpkg --configure -a
$ sudo apt-get -f install

Webpage: PAC Manager

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